FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2019

THEATRE SOUTHWEST PRESENTS

The Festival of Originals

Produced by Mimi Holloway

Production Dates: July 19 – August 3, 2019

Opening Night: Friday, July 19, 2019

Matinee: Sunday, July 28, 2019

 

The FOO consists of five 20-minute original plays by five different playwrights, with five different directors and five different casts. It is an eclectic grouping of plays submitted from all over the U.S.​

 

Foxgloves by Sandra Hosking

Directed by Matt Prideaux

 

Constance lives at home tending to her invalid mother and a greenhouse full of poisonous flowers. When little sister Wren comes home to visit after starting a career in the city she finds mama isn't doing as well under the care of Constance as the flowers.

 

Wren – Rhianna Gallow

Constance – Tausheli McClure

 

We Do What We Must by Paulette MacDougal

Directed by J. Eric Dunlap

 

In 1944 Poland during World War II, Anna, a young Polish woman newly arrived in Krakow, has been working with the underground resistance movement. Alone on Christmas Eve and feeling lonely, she invites Tolek, her only acquaintance in the city, to spend the evening with her. Tolek brings with him a Jewish fugitive named Jacob who has just escaped the Nazis.

 

Anna – Sydney Dunlap

Tolek – Brian Heaton

German Officer – Michael Raabe

Jacob – Thomas Rincones

 

Dinner Theatre by Alex Goldberg

Directed by Jay Menchaca

 

To add some spark to their marriage, David and Eliza have made an agreement where they can sleep with other people. And while David was the instigator of this agreement, it becomes clear that Eliza is benefiting from it much, much more...

 

David – Lance Stodghill

Eliza – Brit Garcia

Nick – Francisco Ramos

 

Live a Little by Jim Craft

Directed by Steve Carpentier

 

Jerry Sawyer's sudden retirement seems to have drained him of all vitality. In a desperate attempt to shock Jerry out of his funk, his wife Maggie arranges a special birthday surprise - a hooker named Sharon.

 

Jerry Sawyer – John Stevens

Maggie Sawyer – Janye Anderson

Sharon Page – Brittany Clare Roberts

 

The Waiting Room by Steven Doloff

Directed by Scott McWhirter

 

Morris Rothman has been in the hospital waiting room for quite some time now. Just waiting, and talking to any stranger that might come to wait or just pop in for coffee. His wife went into surgery earlier in the morning. And he's just been waiting it out.

 

Morris – Rob Lowe

Coffee Drinker – Matt Misamore

Rhonda – Rickitha Dorsey

Hospital Official – Amy Tang

Dr. Charney – Sri Vengalathur

 

Where

Theatre Southwest

8944-A Clarkcrest, Houston, TX 77063

 

When

Fridays and Saturdays, July 19 – August 3 at 8 pm

Matinee: Sunday, July 28 at 3 pm

 

Price and Tickets

$19 Regular/$17 Seniors

 

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