by Laurel Aarsvold and Diana Richardson
directed by Tony Blackman
March 9 - 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Silver Spur Theatre, 108 Royal Street (click for map)
Admissions are $15 with $12 discount tickets for seniors, military and students. Group rates are available. For reservations, call the box office at 254-947-3456.
Due to subject matter, parental discretion is advised.
She was a decorated WWII pilot, a fashion maven, a high society wife and ultimately a savvy business woman. Now, the late Grace Rosanky Putnam Jones, who rocked the couture world with her runway looks and A-list clients, is the subject of a new play premiering a block from her former small-town, destination shop.
“Oh Grace!” a fictional drama by Californians Laurel Aarsvold and Diana Richardson, is based on the colorful owner of “Grace Jones of Salado,” an internationally successful ladies wear salon famous for its exclusive clientele of politicians, international designers, celebrities and First Ladies.
The adventures of the bigger-than-life fashionista are explored in a promising new production that will have its world premiere at the Salado Silver Spur Theater (108 Royal St.) at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, March 9-10 and 16-17. The playwrights will be in attendance.
For directions or more info: www.saladosilverspurtheater.com. Wine, beer, cider and expanded food choices will be available at the evening shows through The Spuradical Social Club in the lobby. (http://www.spuradicalsocialclub.net/ )
The six-member cast of veteran actors includes four Temple, TX, residents: Sharon Smith as Young Grace/Salado Grace; Jimmie Vernon as Elderly Grace; Emily Garza as Nurse Agnes; and Steve Smith as Grace’s husband Jack. Saladoans Will Lowery is Charlie, and Grainger Esch, co-founder of the Silver Spur and its Executive Director, portrays John Rosanky, Grace’s nephew.