Saturday, October 25, 2008

Upcoming: Political Theatre, Bastrop Opera House, October 17 - November 22

Found on-line:

Political Theater

World premiere play by Boston playwright Sorcha Blaine,
Winner of POPS New Play Development Contest
directed by Chester Eitze

Fridays and Saturdays
October 17 - November 22, 2008
No performance on Oct. 31
8 p.m.
(optional dinner at 7 p.m.)

Special Sunday Matinee on Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. (no meal)

Backstage in a Boston Theater with John Wilkes Booth and Mary Baker Eddy with commentaries by Abraham Lincoln.

Starring award-winning actor Paul Standefer as Booth, Jennifer Warwick as Eddy, and Danne Absher as Lincoln.

Texas Nonprofit Theatres performances of Political Theater are produced in conjunction with TNT, the playwright, and Bastrop Opera House as part of the 2008 Texas Nonprofit Theatres POPS! New Play Project.

Show only tickets: $10 adults; $8 senior 60+; $7 students.
Show only tickets can be purchased on line or paid for at the door.
Optional dinner service is available, but please note the deadline for paying for your meal on the ticket page. Dinner is one hour before showtime and costs an additional $15. (Show AND Dinner tickets: $25 adults; $23 senior 60+; $22 students)
Make your show ticket and meal purchase on line now.

Dinner Menu
Oct. 17, 18, 24, & 25 Cedar's Mediterranean Grill: Chicken Bellini (grilled chicken breast topped with artichoke hearts, diced tomatoes, and diced potatoes in an olive oil, white wine sauce); a side of mixed beans (wax beans, green beans, and baby carrots); a Greek salad; garlic bread; and an assortment of cheese cakes. Deadline 2 p.m. the day of the show.

Nov. 1-22 Fat Cat Caterers: menu to be announced. Deadline to pay for meal is noon the day before the show.

Make your show ticket and meal purchase on line now. You may also call (512) 303-6283 or (512) 321-6283 or email

Playwright Sorcha Blaine interviewed by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, arts editor of the Austin Statesman, October 30

Click for YouTube slide show of images from performance.

1 comment:

  1. hey there ...soundsn like a great play ... Any way to see the script? Or watch it on you tube? I am in Miami and won't be getting to Austin while it showing

    I have a genuine interest in eddy's life/work and a general interest in jwb and of Lincoln
    How could I read the play minimally?

    Thanks much. And hope it goes well!