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CTC presents regional premiere of 'Atlas of Mud'

November 18, 2011 – The Collin Theatre Center is thrilled to present the regional premiere of Atlas of Mud by Jennifer Fawcett.

Showtimes are at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3 and 7-10 and at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 and Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 10-11. All shows will be at the Black Box Theatre at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Tickets are $10 and seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased at

Atlas of Mud was commissioned by Union Eight Theatre in Canada and received the 2008 National Science Playwriting award by the Kennedy Center ACTF. Atlas of Mud is a mythical allegory about finding hope in a world turned unrecognizable. Set 10 years after the world flooded and people fled to the boats, it is the story of desperation to find land. Guarded by the military, one boat holds special cargo: seeds to plant when land is found, birds to find the land and a child called Mud.

Director Gail Cronauer, most recently seen on stage in the Dallas Theatre Center’s production of Dividing the Estate, has assembled a cast of 15 actors from Collin College’s theatre program. The cast includes Ashton McClearin as “Elaine,” Magdiel Carmona as “Marcus,” Lindi-Joy as “Mirium” and Elizabeth Atwater as “Mud.”

According to Fawcett, “The stage is a hard place to put an end-of-the-world story. Those stories do best in film and books. But Atlas of Mud isn’t an end-of-the-world story.  It’s about looking for solid ground, literally and metaphorically. Atlas of Mud will allow audience members to enter the life of another, breathe the same air as them and somehow see something they haven’t seen before.”

Atlas of Mud contains some adult language and situations and may not be appropriate for children.

For ticket information, call 972.881.5809.

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