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FORECLOSURE of the AMERICAN DREAM

 

In BETHANY, Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs. Only it’s not theirs. In fact, they didn’t know each other before they moved in, and the story of how they got there is the beginning of Crystal’s plan to get her life back on track. Between her job at the Saturn dealership, her new house mate’s conspiracy theories, and the motivational speaker who just might buy that sports car, this new dark comedy will take you on the ride of your life, with a woman willing to take on anything and everything... all for someone named Bethany.

 

Lucille Lortel Nominated: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Lead Actress

Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers

Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist/Runner-up

 

“…wonderfully provocative”  - NY One

 

"…tough, disturbing, and delightfully unsentimental"  - NY Newsday

 

"…palpitates evenly with a nearly sadistic flow between moments of lightness and darkness"  - Washington Square News

 

"Crystal is a new kind of heroine… [BETHANY] gives you an unsettling feeling that the lead character could be anyone, including you."  - NY Amsterdam News

 

"…hard-boiled and timely"  - Time Out NY

 

BETHANY

by LAURA MARKS

THE ROLLINS STUDIO THEATRE at the LONG CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

701 W Riverside Drive | Austin, TX 78704 | BOX OFFICE 512.474.5664

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Thursday, May 29, 8PM | Pay-What-You-Wish/Press Night

Theatre en Bloc believes that art should be accessible & encourages patrons to come early to experience BETHANY.

 

Friday, May 30, 8PM | THEATRE en BLOC’s Post Show Gala & Silent Auction

The gala is included in your ticket price, with complimentary food, dessert, cash bar, and a silent auction.

 

Saturday, May 31, 3PM | Post Show Meet & Greet with Cast

Stick around after the show to meet the cast and creative team.

 

Saturday, May 31, 8PM | ASL Interpreted Performance by Visual Voice

Theatre en Bloc believes that art should be accessible. With Visual Voice, we will accommodate the Deaf and hearing impaired communities.

 

Sunday, June 1, 3PM | Post Show Meet & Greet with Cast

Stick around after the show to meet the cast and creative team.

 

Sunday, June 1, 8PM | The Subject Matters Talk Back

Join the cast & creative team and explore the ideas & themes raised in Bethany.

 

Thursday, June 5, 8PM | The Question of Affordable Housing Talk Back

Stick around after the show for a discussion on housing in Austin featuring local housing & affordable housing experts.

 

Friday, June 6, 8PM | The Subject Matters Talk Back

Join the cast & creative team and explore the ideas & themes raised in Bethany.

 

Saturday, June 7, 3PM | Post Show Meet & Greet with Cast

Stick around after the show to meet the cast and creative team.

 

Saturday, June 7, 8PM | Closing Night Reception

Stick around after the show to meet the cast and creative team.

 

Laura Marks is a graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting program and an alumna of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. She's also the recipient of a Lilly Award, a Helen Merrill Award and an award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Other plays include Mine (produced by the Gift Theatre, Chicago) and Gather at the River (workshopped at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto). Her work has been developed at the Public, Juilliard, the Lark, the Black Dahlia, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Royal Exchange Theatre (UK), HighTide Festival Theatre (UK), the Wilma Theater, Steppenwolf, Partial Comfort, Prospect Theater, Naked Angels, Synchronicity, Reverie Productions et al. and she currently holds a commission from South Coast Repertory. She’s a native of Kentucky, now living in New York.

 

"Laura Marks, has managed to wrench something almost Greek out of yesterday’s headlines and, with a supremely balanced sense of storytelling and an economic gift for language, announces herself here as a real talent to watch."

The New Yorker

 

"…rare among new American plays in the clear, compassionate attention it pays…Ms. Marks' disturbing, incisive drama suggests that the bruising exigencies of our depressed economy are scraping away at the surface civilities of American life."

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

CRYSTAL

LARA WRIGHT

 

GARY

DEREK KOLLURI

 

SHANNON

MARTINA OHLHAUSER

TONI

JEANETTE HILL

 

CHARLIE

RICK SMITH

 

PATRICIA

JOHANNA WHITMORE

 

DIRECTION | JENNY LAVERY

 

SCENIC DESIGN | TBA

 

LIGHT DESIGN | MEGAN REILLY

 

COSTUME DESIGN | JENNY HANNA-CHAMBERS

 

SOUND DESIGN | BLAKE ADDYSON

 

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT | BLAKE ADDYSON

 

ASSISTANT PRODUCER | TYLER KING

 

REHEARSAL STAGE MANAGEMENT | SUSIE ODNEAL

 

 

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