The Down Low
A New Dark Comedy (in an Old House) by Danny O'Connor
Directed by Brian Grunkowski
When the nude body of a recently slain man is discovered in Aaron's bedroom, his friends and roommates one by one must decide whether they should go to the police or protect themselves from what would come if they did.
The play all takes place in the living room of a real home and playgoing capacity is maxxed out at fifteen seats, so the audience is right there in the room, witnesses to these characters as they continue to make the worst possible decisions in moments of very real, completely avoidable crisis. THE DOWN LOW is a hilarious new play with undercurrents of the fear, optimism, loneliness and selfishness that permeate middle-class white America.
Featuring Jeff Swearingen, Jordan Tomenga, Robin Clayton, Danny O'Connor, Brian Grunkowski, and introducing Mercedes Arndt.
Produced by Audacity Theatre Lab and Octaviar Productions.
5922 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas TX 75206
April 30 May 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
All shows start at 8:00 pm, seating starts at 7:45 pm
Tickets $15... cash or credit at the door.
Reservations HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Extremely LIMITED SEATING! 15 Seats per show!
For reservations/ tickets call (469) 546-9127 or for online ticketing click... HERE
THE LAST CASTRATO
By Andy Eninger
Audacity Theatre Lab teams up with Fun House Theatre and Film to present Jeff Swearingen in Andy Eninger's weird and wonderful one-man show THE LAST CASTRATO.
THE LAST CASTRATO centers on Joseph, who was born without a penis, and his love affair with Elena, who was born with her skin inside out. Elena, though, was blessed with a beautiful singing voice to balance her deformity, while Joseph has no talent whatsoever to make up for his missing member. "A penis," he muses, "in terms of artistic merit is worth nothing."
Last presented by Audacity from 2005 to 2007 in festivals from New York to Phoenix, THE LAST CASTRATO returns to the Dallas area for a proper run.
Featuring ATL member and Fun House Creative Director Jeff Swearingen
Written by Andy Eninger
Directed and designed by ATL Artistic Director Brad McEntire
Playing January 14 - 26, 2014
(Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM)
At the Margo Jones Theatre,
1121 First Avenue in Fair Park, Dallas TX 75210
[map and info here]
Tickets are available at the door (cash of card)... $12
Brad McEntire's newest play DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN will world-premiere at the 2013 Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) at the Bath House Cultural Center June 7-22, 2013.
A press conference is held. A robot from the future and a dinosaur from the past address their experiences of being rudely sucked through time and space to our present, how they saved a little girl who had been stupidly playing in the path of a speeding train, and what they plan to do now that they seem to be stuck in the 21st Century.
DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN is a contemporary take on the Theatre of the Absurd from the 1950s with its broad comedy, touches of Vaudeville, mixture of the horrific or tragic, characters caught in hopeless or confusing situations, dialogue full of nonsensical wordplay and repetition as well as just flat-out parody or dismissal of realism.
The Bath House Cultural Center is located at 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218.
Map link HERE.
Performance dates and times are:
Friday, June 7 @ 8 PM
Saturday, June 8 @ 2 PM
Sunday, June 9 @ 5 PM
Friday, June 14 @ 8 PM
Saturday, June 15 @ 2 PM
Saturday, June 22 @ 5 PM
Tickets and other info at: http://festivalofindependenttheatres.org/
To follow the process of how this play was developed, read press, see production photos and more visit the "Dinosaur and Robot" tag on the ATL Blog, Notes from the Lab... HERE.