AINT HATTIE by Tommy LeVrier
Sunday, January 27 at 6:30pm
State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave.
Aint Hattie is stuck with the task of raising her two nieces and a nephew named Henke in rural East Texas in the early 1960s. The audience at the beginning of the play learns something that the other characters don’t know – that Hattie is dying and has a short time to live. As a swan song she takes them to Galveston, a place where she always refused to take them, saying their truck won’t make it. There she reveals the real reason why she would not take them to Galveston before. Meanwhile, she has just 24 hours to somehow train the hapless Henke into taking over the family as man of the household.
Tommy LeVrier‘s plays have been produced in Los Angles, New York, Seattle, Houston, and Austin. Two of his plays Jesus and Phoebe and Rapture Among the Oysters were produced by Edward Albee and Lanford Wilson. Hs play At Least He Didnt Die with Antlers on his Head! will be produced at Between Us Theater in New York in March. He currently lives in San Marcos.