WaterTower Theatre announces the 2016 Studio Theatre Discover Series:
The Realistic Joneses and Bright Half Life
Individual Tickets go on sale February 16
WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the line up for the 2016 Studio Theatre Discover Series. WaterTower Theatre will produce two plays in the series: The Realistic Joneses (March 19 – April 10, 2016) and Bright Half Life (May 21 – June 12, 2016).
The Studio Theatre Discover Series is made possible, in part, by The Town of Addison.
The Realistic Joneses, a comedy by Will Eno, will be directed by David Denson and will star Diana Sheehan, Jim Crawford, Justin Locklear and Martha Harms. The production previews March 19 and 20 and opens March 21 running for 16 performances through April 10, 2016.
Bright Half Life, a romantic drama by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield, will be directed by Garret Storms and will co-star Kelsey Leigh Ervi. The production previews May 21 and 22 and opens May 23 running for 16 performances through June 12, 2016.
Individual Tickets to both productions will go on sale February 16, 2016 at 12 noon.
Performances of all Discover Series productions are in the Addison Theatre Centre’s Studio Theatre, which is located at 15650 Addison Road in Addison, Texas. Performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM (April 2 and June 11 only) and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $22 (Thursdays, Saturday Matinee, Opening Monday) to $28 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) with Preview Performances at $20, and can be purchased by calling the WTT Box Office at 972.450.6232 or online at www.watertowertheatre.org. Group rates are also available.
The Realistic Joneses
Produced by WaterTower Theatre
Written Will Eno
Directed by David Denson
Starring Diana Sheehan, Jim Crawford, Justin Locklear and Martha Harms
In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors John and Pony, two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationship begins to intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. This contemporary comedy explores how our joys and sorrows — and how we choose to face them — can come to define our lives.
Will Eno is the Obie, Drama Desk, and Lortel Award-winning American playwright whose works have been produced around the country and on Broadway. His play, Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
Performance Schedule: The Realistic Joneses
Show Run Dates: Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, April 10, 2016
Preview Dates: Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 pm
Opening Night: Monday, March 21 at 7:30pm
Performance dates: March 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, March 31, April 1, 2 (mat), 3, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Performance times: Thursdays: 7:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 2pm; Saturday matinee April 2: 2pm
Bright Half Life
Produced by WaterTower Theatre
Written by Tanya Barfield
Directed by Garret Storms
Co-starring Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Tanya Barfield’s funny new play tells the story of Erica and Vicky, and their relationship which spans decades. Moments of the past collide with fragments of the present in this kaleidoscopic telling of the loves and losses of coupledom. A contemporary play with a theme as timeless as the ages. Tanya Barfield is an African-American playwright whose works have been produced around the world. Her plays include The Call, The Houdini Act, Medallion, and The Quick. She also authored a children’s musical entitled Civil War: The First Black Regiment.
Performance Schedule: Bright Half Life
Show Run Dates: Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, June 12, 2016
Preview Dates: Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 pm
Opening Night: Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm
Performance dates: May 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, June 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 (mat), 12.
Performance times: Thursdays: 7:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 2pm; Saturday matinee June 11: 2pm
Ticket Prices and Box Office Information for all Discover Series shows:
Single Tickets: Thursday at $22.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday at $28, Preview performance tickets at $20.00
How/Where to Buy Tickets:
www.watertowertheatre.org or 972-450-6232 or in person at
WaterTower Theatre Box Office (Tuesday – Friday, 12pm to 6pm)
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001
Reprinted from a press release provided by the WaterTower Theatre