Theatre Space: Mainstage Theatre
Address: 430 Moon St., San Marcos, Texas
Tickets: All seats $5.00
Box Office: For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.
Tickets will go on sale beginning: Monday September 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Box Office hours:
Monday, Sept. 10th – Friday, Sept. 14th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15th: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16th : 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Show Information: Staged readings of plays chosen from around the country. Public is invited to observe the rehearsal process the week leading up to the staged readings (September 11 – 14) any evening from 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the theatre building (430 Moon St. – San Marcos, Texas 78666). For show descriptions see the next page.
Additional Information (for any additional information please call 512-245-2147)
Guest artists include Elizabeth Pena, Ruben Gonzalez, Kinan Valdez, Clinton Turner Davis II, and Melissa Maxwell. In addition, on Friday, Sept. 14, we will be honoring Douglas Turner Ward, co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company
By Radha Bank
Directed by Clinton Turner Davis II
A young businessman returns to his decaying hometown to run his deceased father’s funeral parlor. When a local teen dies, he is caught in a conflict between the boy’s mother and his gang family. Should he let the business flounder or profit from the rise of Black Male Death in his old neighborhood?
By Bridgette A. Wimberly
Directed by Melissa Maxwell
A privileged run-away teen encounters a bag lady; as their stories unfold in a non-linear fashion, they must work together to avoid the dangers of the world. The play explores what makes a family, whether by blood or not, and what does making a contribution to this world mean?
TANGO THROUGH THE REVOLUTION
By Adam Esquenazi Douglas
Directed by Kinan Valdez
Starring Elizabeth Pena and Ruben Gonzalez
In Cuba, a young couple weds as Fidel Castro is poised to rise to power. As the revolution shifts from a minor movement to a new brutal way of life, this once simple couple must reevaluate what morality and decency mean in a world compromised by broken promises and fading music.
Monday - Friday 09/10 - 09/14
6:00pm - 10:00pm New Play Development
Workshop Rehearsals Open to the Public
7:30pm - 9:00pm Q & A with Honored Guest Douglas Turner Ward, Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company
10:30am - 11:45am “Plays by African Americans in Texas” presentation by Dr. Sandra Mayo & Dr. Elvin Holt
11:45am - 1:15pm - Lunch
1:15pm - 2:30pm “The History of the Negro Ensemble Company” presentation by Gus Edwards
3:00pm New Play Development Workshop Reading
7:30pm New Play Development Workshop Reading
(both readings followed by talk back session with guest artists and playwrights)
12:00pm New Play Development Workshop Reading (followed by talk back session with guest artists and playwrights)