FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
8944-A Clarkcrest, Houston, TX 77063
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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