(Hill Country Community Theatre, 2003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores near Marble Falls)
Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors
by Michael McKeever
April 25 - May 5, 2013
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:15 p.m.
Todd Essary directs the award winning comedy about a confused middle-aged guy who goes on a road trip with hopes of finding meaning to his life.
The cast includes HCCT regulars Freddie Bonetti of Round Rock as Charlie; Brian Hicks of Marble Falls as Wally; Becky Barton of Marble Falls as Nell, Guy Gober of Marble Falls as Travis and Laura Braden of Marble Falls as Kiki. The production team includes Todd Essary of Austin, Director, Jon Harshaw of Horseshoe Bay, Scenic and Lighting Designer, and Steve Reily of Meadowlakes, Sound Design.
“This play is truly unique, and so well written that it’s practically impossible for it not to be entertaining”, said director Todd Essary. “From day one, we’ve found ourselves laughing our way through rehearsals. We’re also repeatedly being struck by the thoughtful, touching moments of truth the play offers. The depth, richness and broad scope of this play makes it accessible to any audience. I think it’s inevitable that everyone who sees ‘Charlie Cox’ will be compelled to reflect on it and talk about it.”
Awards and recognition have been overwhelming for Charlie Cox since it was first produced in 2003. The play was awarded the 2004 Carbonell Award and the 2003 Curtains Up Award for Best New Work. It was also named one of the "10 Best Plays of the Year" in 2003 by the Sun-Sentinel. The play has also been met with rave reviews from several major theatre critics. Christine Dolen of the Miami Herald called Michael McKeever’s play, "A joyous, uplifting work from a playwright who gets better with every story he tells." Jack Zink of the Sun-Sentinel remarked that Charlie Cox was, "A poignant treatise on life and love."
Todd Essary has been involved in theatre since 1998, beginning his career at Zachary Scott and the Vortex Theatre in Austin. He has studied with a number of prominent teachers, as well as acted and directed in productions ranging from the Classics to original and experimental works, in both Austin and New York City.
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