The world premiere of Sand in the Air, a play inspired by an actual Texas court case, will be presented at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, April 30 through May 28.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at Morgan-Wixson, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Sand in the Air follows the story of a young doctor accused of sexual misconduct in a remote factory town on the Texas-Mexico border. With satirical humor, the play explores the “ever-increasing limits and distortions of personal freedom in a world manipulated by corporate and political controls,” a theatre spokesperson said.

For the first time in its 65-year history, the 200-seat Morgan-Wixson Theatre has chosen to premiere an original play by an experienced and up-and-coming playwright, Brian Raine, the theatre spokesperson said.

The play is directed by past Morgan-Wixson theatre director Terésa Dowell-Vest. Set design is by Thomas Brown and lighting design is by William Wilday.

The cast of Sand in the Air includes Diane Alayne Baker as Nola, Larry Gesling as Billy, Liana Hall as Dolores, Barbara Lanigan as Thelma, Anya Warburg as Linden and Devin Williamson as Howard.

Tickets are $18, or $15 for students and seniors.

Information, (310) 828-7519, or www.morgan-wixson.org.

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