Penfold Theatre Company announces its 2013-14 Season
By John Logan. September 12-29, 2013 at Trinity Street Theatre. Mark Rothko, the revolutionary twentieth century abstract expressionist, receives the art world’s largest commission: to create a series of murals for The Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram building on Park Avenue. Under the watchful gaze of a threatening new generation of artists, Rothko labors to create an iconic work that will stand as a monument to his illustrious career, while doubts and fears of his own relevancy threaten to tear him apart. Red won the 2010 Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for best play and now receives its Austin premiere.
It's a Wonderful Life: a live radio show.
By Joe Landry. December 5-22, 2013 at Rice’s Crossing Store. It's Christmas Eve 1946, and members of the KPNF radio station are coming together for a radio performance of It's a Wonderful Life. You are invited to be their live studio audience! Watch as five actors bring the entire story to life, playing dozens of characters and performing live foley sound effects in the style of A Prairie Home Companion. With this imaginative re-telling, you'll fall in love with George Bailey and his timeless tale of despair, redemption and hope all over again.
By Adam Gwon. March 20 – April 6, 2014 at the Off Center. From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days in its Texas premiere. A refreshingly honest and funny chamber musical about four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and taxis. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is a story for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex world.
Romeo & Juliet.
By William Shakespeare. June 5-22, 2014 at the Round Rock Amphitheater. Shakespeare’s tale of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets and fate is one of the most beloved stories of all time. In this fresh adaptation for five actors, Romeo and Juliet, the son and daughter of two noble families locked in an old feud, are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can, and must, be together.
This is Penfold's fifth season. More information is available online at http://www.penfoldtheatre.org/about/14season