Sunday, December 11th at 6:30
State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave.
SOUTHIE PRIDE EZZAH GIVEN by Raymond V. Whelan
Catherine Marie Louise Flynn lives in the “Southie” section of Boston, where she is devoted to her invalid mother and the Red Sox. Flynn copes with personal confrontation and family problems as the city contends with political, social and economic upheaval during the mid-1970s. Premiere of an original work.
Raymond V. Whelan is an award-winning newspaper reporter for the River Cities Daily Tribune in Marble Falls, Burnet County, in the heart of the Hill Country, where he has written countless words on contemporary political, social and economic conditions.
DALLAS DECEMBER SALON
Monday, December 12th, 7:00
Dallas Children’s Theatre
5938 Skillman St., Dallas (map http://g.co/maps/95c67)
MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN by Jonathan Norton
1960, Robert Monroe wants Medgar Evers off his quiet street. But his plans are jeopardized when his youngest daughter, Robbie, returns home from college, newly politicized and eager to stand on the front lines of the Movement. Her youth and passion causes her to make a serious error in judgement, with painful consequences. Twenty four years later, Robbie returns home for the wedding of the daughter she left behind for the Movement. Their reunion is further complicated by painful memories of the past.
Jonathan Norton is a playwright, director and dramaturg based in Dallas, TX. His work has been produced at Capitol City Playhouse, TeCo Theatrical Productions, and Soul Rep Theater. He recently earned his Masters of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University.
Jonathan is a proud recipient of a 2010 Diaspora Performing Arts Commission sponsored by the South Dallas Cultural Center, for his play My Tidy List of Terrors, which was a Semi-Finalist for the 2011 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. My Tidy List of Terrors was recently workshopped as part of the 2011 Texas State University Black and Latino Playwrights Conference in San Marcos. The play will receive its world premiere this January at the South Dallas Cultural Center, directed by Cora Cardona.