Wednesday, February 27, 2008

sceneshop: out of the loop

Wondering what to do with your Saturday night? Think about calling 817-784-9378. That'll getcha Stage West and you can make reservations for the newest sceneshop
creation. $12.00 buys an evening of live theater with a little live music thrown into the mix as well.
Thanks to writer/actor Steven Alan Mcgaw for passing along the following info:

This coming Saturday, March 1, SceneShop premieres its entry in this year’s Out of the Loop Festival with a one-night show in the Lobby of Stage West’s spacious new facilities just south of downtown Fort Worth.“The ability to host SceneShop is another prime example of why we are glad to have our own home again ,” says Dana Schultes, Stage West’s Director of Development; “Opening our doors to other arts groups has always been what Stage West is about.”

For the ‘Shop, it’s both a return to tradition, and a new space. From 1996 to 2002, each edition of SceneShop included a performance at Stage West’s then-home on University Drive. Although this is the fourth year SceneShop has participated in WaterTower Theatre’s well-regarded Out of the Loop festival in Addison, 2008 marks the first time the ‘Shop has included a hometown performance in its Loop itinerary.

“It just seemed like a great idea,” says Melodee Halbach, SceneShop’s Executive Dirfector, “we’ve got a show up and running; we ought to do it once in Fort Worth.”

Loop performances typically run about 70 minutes, so SceneShop has added a fourth scene and a live band to flesh out the evening. The individual pieces in “Stories We Can Tell” are as follows:
“Watch Your Head” Actress, playwright and educator Lynda Rodriguez recounts her struggle back from the effects of a stroke, suffered in New Mexico a few years back. With Rodriguez’ characteristic acerbic wit, this is no episode of “ER.” Amy Brown, who’s performed with Hip Pocket and in several locally produced independent films, performs the piece.
“Finding Your Inner Timberwolf” Natalie Gaupp wrote this piece especially for the March 1 Stage West show and performers Debbie Dacus and Steve McGaw. The clever piece takes a look behind the boozy banter and forced high spirits of a high school reunion.
“In BUtterfield 8…” Adam Whittington, in his third outing with SceneShop, bravely takes the reins of this piece by Natalie Gaupp in which a transsexual- on the eve of irreversible surgery- refutes those who object to her decision.
“Hugh and Betty”Peggy Bott Kirby and Gary Payne are squabbling spouses in this piece by Steven Alan McGaw. But there’s more to their rancor than first meets the eye…

Saturday, March 1, 8:00 pm Lobby, Stage West Theatre, 821 W. Vickery
at the Out of the Loop Festival, March 6-16 Saturday, March 8 at 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 16 at 5:00 pm the Stone Cottage at WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Rd.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the plug! Hope to see you and Beth there...

5:17 PM  

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