The Billy Ocean/Teena Marie Confluence of 1985
by Max Langert
directed by Lizz Taylor
Wed., Jan. 25 @ 7 pm
Sat., Jan. 28 @ 3:15 pm
Fri., Feb. 3 @ 7 pm
Sat., Feb. 4 @ 10 pm
All performances are for Frontera Fest 2012 Long Fringe at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. (click for map)
Cast: Allison: Lizz Taylor -- Jay McKinney: Steve/Eric P./Ronnie/Morgue Guy/Doctor
The Billy Ocean/Teena Marie Confluence of 1985 centers around Allison, a young woman who is fascinated by charts and has been plotting her emotional life for the past 20 years. She shares the ups and downs of the past, specifically focusing on her love life. She seems to have a pattern of falling into one disappointing relationship after another. Her only hope lies in two love songs from the 80s, which have a seemingly karmic convergence.
About the playwright: Max Langert’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Nashville. He’s a regular participant in the FronteraFest Short Fringe in Austin and is a proud member of the regional Texas writers’ group, ScriptWorks. He was born in Oakland, California where he used to sell lemonade at a loss and sometimes got in fights with smaller, younger kids.