Recently Closed: Theater LaB Houston to open with SW PremierePosted by: ThLaBon 2004/9/14 4:31:00 2199 reads A.R. Gurney's latest WASP comedy to make SW premiere:
Sept. 22nd -October 23rd at 8pm at Theatrelab
Direct from itâ€™s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run Theater LaB Houston to present the Southwest Premiere of the new social and political comedy Mrs. Farnsworth.
Written by A.R. Gurney
Margery Farnsworth, Connecticut society wife and mother, signs up for a writing course with the intent of penning a tell all book about her youthful indiscretions with a Yale undergraduate who may (or may not) have become the most powerful man in the world. Continuing Education instructor Gordon Bell is all too happy to help...
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... Mrs. Farnsworth get the truth out.
In swoops Mrs. Fâ€™s protective husband (who may or may not be a Republican) who with beguiling charm and tender passion for his wife presents quite a different view of their collective history and politics. A.R. Gurney perfectly captures the Farnsworths and once again the fading WASP way of life with humor and compassion while commenting on the current state of politics.
â€œDevastatingâ€¦Uproariousâ€¦Serenely Subversiveâ€œ Peter Marks, The Washington Post
â€œAs polite and sweetly subversive a political attack as youâ€™re likely to come acrossâ€
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
â€œYou will enjoy this play regardless of your political orientationâ€
John Simon, New York Magazine
Mrs. Farnsworth premiered in April 2004 at The Flea Theater in New York City and starred Sigourney Weaver and John Lithgow as the Farnsworths. Following its initial sold-out run the play returned this past July to an encore run through the Republican convention.
This Southwest premiere is directed by Ed Muth and features Carolyn Johnson as Mrs. Farnsworth and Terry Jones as Mr. Farnsworth, Travis Ammons as Gordon Bell and Alice Fulks, Jorge Diaz, Becky Tapia.
Press and Opening night, Wednesday, September 22nd at 8pm
Fridayâ€™s and Saturdayâ€™s through October 23rd at 8pm.
Sundays, October 17th and 24th at 5pm.
For tickets call the theater box office at (713) 868-7516. Tickets are $22.00 and $25.00
Theater LaB Houston is located at 1706 Alamo (off 2100 Houston Ave).
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