Experimental Theatre Co. tackles love in the age of social media with “subText”

SubText - written by Tyler Dwiggens, directed by Dylan Mark Murphy

By Miguel A. Gastelum


The Experimental Theatre Company is pleased to present “subText”, written by Tyler Dwiggins. The production is directed by Dylan Mark Murphy and runs April 5 – 7, 2019 in the Lab School 101 Theatre on the campus of Fresno State.

General Admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the University Theatre Box Office, located in the Speech Arts building or at the door (cash only). Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays.


Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated. “subtext” is a hilarious series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official. At its heart, “subtext” is a reminder that “love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience.”

“Love in any age is difficult, but you’d think that love in an age where communication is so easy- we’d be better at getting to the point,” says Murphy. “This show displays through a series of different relationships; boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends, and even grandma and grandson, just that. It’s a dynamic series of experiences that show just how difficult connecting can be even when we are all digitally connected.”

SubText poster - written by Tyler Dwiggens, directed by Dylan Mark Murphy

The cast of Fresno State students includes Sara Adam, Taylor Cabiero, Cecilia Cantu, Dominic Chapa, Kai Di Mino, Jacob Gonzales, Cassidy LeClair, Alexis Macedo, Samantha Martinez, Diego Nieves, Tatianna Olguin, Monica Robles, and Jenna Valencia.

April 5th performances begin at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.  April 6th performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and the April 7th performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Latecomers will not be permitted.

Parking is free for all shows, except April 5th at 4:00 p.m. For that performance, parking permits are required and can be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus.

For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.2216

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