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Different Stages presents
by Charlotte Jones
January 7 – January 29, 2011
City Theater, 3823 Airport Suite D map
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Pick your Price Tickets: $15, $20, $25, $30
** Reservations: 474–8497 **
Different Stages continues its 2010 – 2011 season with the Austin premier of Charlotte Jones' Humble Boy, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award and the People's Choice Best New Play Award.
Felix Humble, theoretical physicist, has left Cambridge and his search for a unified "Theory of Everything", to attend his beekeeper father's funeral –– but finds himself in the middle of a hornet's nest instead. His overbearing mother Flora has exiled the bees, and taken the boorish next–door neighbor as her lover. Add a mousy family friend, a dutiful gardener, and a visitor from his own romantic past, and like the bees, Felix bumbles to find order amid the chaos.
Directed by Jonathan Urso (Butterflies Are Free) Humble Boy features Jennifer Underwood (Morning's at Seven) as Flora and Tom Stephan (Mary Stuart) as Felix. Playing Flora's long suffering friend Mercy is Susan Roberts (Shards). George Pye and his daughter Rosie are played by Mike Gerecke (The Laramie Project) and Suzanne Balling (Dead White Males) And playing the gardener is Norman Blumensaadt (Eurydice).
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