HOUSTON (March 20, 2019) – Texas Southern University Theatre presents “Home for Thanksgiving,” an engaging and humorous family drama written and directed by TSU Associate Professor of Theatre Thomas Meloncon. The story takes place in the modest home of Julia and Lola St. Julian in Dippity Do, Louisiana. Bobby St. Julian is the first in his family to attend college and is headed to the prestigious Princeton University. Something happens to Bobby at Princeton and when he returns home, the humble country boy has mutated into someone unrecognizable.

“Home for Thanksgiving” will appeal to every emotion and run on the following dates and times in the Ollington Smith Playhouse (3100 Cleburne St. Houston, TX 77004):

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  • Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a valid TSU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or online at thanksgiving.brownpapertickets.com. For more information contact professor Rasarito Rodriguez-Gonzalez by email (rosarito.rodriguez@tsu.edu) or the TSU Box Office at (713) 313-7157. 

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Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 9,700 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.