Local News: etc (east-end theatre company) announces its 2008-2009 Season

Posted by: ginge25on 2008/9/7 15:10:00 1830 reads etc (east-end theatre company) announces it seventh season. Season tickets are now on sale through the box office at 409-762-3556 or 877-762-3556.


WEST SIDE STORY
OCTOBER 10 – NOVEMBER 8, 2008

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle

to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-turning and relevant musical dramas of our time.
(Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.)

CHRISTMAS BELLES
DECEMBER 5 – 20, 2008

The Belles are back at the east-end theatre company! The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, and Honey Raye – of Fayro, Texas are the center of a church Christmas pageant that spins hilariously out of control. This Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator was so popular at etc last season that we are bringing it back due to popular demand!
(written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten)

EDWARD ALBEE’S
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF?
JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 7, 2009

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The play involves two couples playing "games," which are savage verbal attacks against one or two of the others at the party. A dramatic portrayal of the destructive, sado-masochistic, and cruel battles in one couple's tempestuous, love-hate relationship during a late night (2 am) to dawn brawling encounter with each other and another young couple.

VANITIES
MARCH 13- APRIL 11, 2009

A bittersweet comedy by Jack Heifner, that is an astute,snapshot sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy, and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later, in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. The women have moved from having everything in common and sharing all aspects of their lives to being three very distinct personalities with little in common.


LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
MAY 15 – JUNE 13, 2009

Barney Cashman, at the age of 47, wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late, but Barney Cashman is a gentle sober soul with a true blue wife of 23 years and absolutely no experience in adultery. He makes three hysterical attempts at having an affair, but none of them reap the rewards Barney was hoping for! This Neil Simon play is delightfully hilarious and witty, as well as filled with wisdom about human nature.

GYPSY
JULY 17- AUGUST 8, 2009

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away From Me, All I Need Is The Girl, You Gotta Get A Gimmick, Together Wherever We Go, and Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Don’t miss this fun-filled Tony Award winning musical!
(Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)


etc (east-end theatre company) announces it seventh season. Season tickets are now on sale through the box office at 409-762-3556 or 877-762-3556. Regular adult subscriptions are $125, student & seniors subscriptions are $100.