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received December 23:
City Theatre, 3823 Airport Road, Suite D
January 9 - February 1, 2009
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm & Sundays at 2 pm
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(AUSTIN, Texas) - Different Stages continues its 2008-2009 season with Christopher Durang's comedy Miss Witherspoon, named one of the Ten Best Plays of 2005 by Time Magazine and Newsday, an a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Poor Miss Witherspoon! After her untimely death, she arrives in the afterlife expecting eternal peace, only to find that she is being reincarnated - over and over until she gets it right! Nothing that God, Gandalf, or Rex Harrison can say will convince her to return to Earth! Miss Witherspoon must embrace her spiritual lessons, and learn to use her stubbornness for the good of mankind in this wacky and insightful metaphysical comedy.
Directed by Karen Jambon (Stop Kiss) Miss Witherspoon features Jennifer Underwood (Suddenly Last Summer, The Casket of Passing Fancy) as Miss Witherspoon. Four actors new to Different Stages comprise the rest of the cast. Suzanne Balling (Twelfth Night) plays Miss Witherspoon's spiritual guide in the afterlife. Derek Jones (The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940) and Camille Latour (The Red Balloon) play good parents, bad parents and everyone else in Miss Witherspoon's many lives. Patricia Robinson (Death and the Kings Horseman) plays a teacher and a deity.