Tuesday, September 17, 2013

THE DEAD PRESIDENTS' CLUB by Larry L. King, Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, October 18 - November 3, 2013

Austin Playhouse Austin TX

[Austin Playhouse, temporary facility at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd - click for map]

Dead Presidents' Club Larry L. King Austin Playhouse TX

directed by Don Toner
October 18 – November 3, 2013
Thursdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. (no performance on Oct. 31)
Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752

TICKETS: $28 Thursday/Friday, $30 Saturday/Sunday
$50 Opening Night Benefit, October 18th
BOX OFFICE: 512.476.0084 or online at: www.austinplayhouse.com
DISCOUNTS: All student tickets are half-price. $3 discount for Seniors 65 and up.
Half-Price for Season Ticket holders and their guests. Season Ticket holders must call the box office or email to receive their discount!
No discounts for October 18th benefit.

WEB: www.austinplayhouse.com

In this comic gem by the famed Texas playwright best known for "The Night Hank Williams Died" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," four former presidents - Richard M. Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Calvin Coolidge and Harry S. Truman- find themselves in an exclusive holding pen outside heaven awaiting the decision of an admissions committee. "Just who is on that committee?" asks the recently arrived Nixon. "That's the problem: a buncha narrow-minded damned saints!" Johnson replies. As the sanctified weigh the leaders' good deeds against their sins of omission and commission, "Landslide Lyndon" and "Tricky Dick" plot to get around the bureaucracy and go straight to the Boss.

The cast includes Austin Playhouse Company members David Stahl as Nixon, Michael Stuart as LBJ, Tom Parker as Harry Truman, Huck Huckaby as Calvin Coolidge, and Hans Venable as the Heavenly Bureaucrat, with a special appearance by Jacqui Cross.

This show is rated PG-13 due to somewhat "salty" language (mostly LBJ's).

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