Monday, March 19, 2012

Video: Director and Cast Discuss The Dragon Play by Jenny Conell, Shrewd Productions, March 22 - April 14

Shrewd Productions Austin TX


The Dragon Play

by Jenny Connell
directed by Shannon Grounds
March 22 through April 14
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
at The Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale (click for map)
Tickets $16.52 including service fee via

Brown Paper Tickets

Shrewd Productions is proud to present the first-ever production of Jenny Connell‘s The Dragon Play. On a lonely farm in northern Minnesota, a husband and wife's peaceful existence is shattered by the appearance of an unexpected visitor. On a hot stretch of highway in central Texas, a boy befriends a wounded dragon. Spanning two moments in time and space and blurring the lines between each, The Dragon Play explores what happens when reality and fantasy converge, when desire and duty conflict, and when our deepest secrets show up breathing fire.

About the Playwright Jenny Connell is a Brooklyn-based playwright and teacher, a member of Austin Script Works, Ars Nova's Play Group, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, and a graduate of UT's MFA Theater program. Her plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Austin, and have been finalists for BAPF, the Heideman, Seven Devils, and the O'Neill conference.

About the Cast & Crew Directed by Shrewd Artistic Director, Shannon Grounds, The Dragon Play stars Liz Fisher (Uncle Vanya), Rommel Sulit (Big Love), Joseph Garlock (Servant of Two Masters), Amelia Turner (LEAR) and Xander Slay-Tamkin (The Physicists), with set design by Shrewd company member and Trouble Puppet Artistic Director, Connor Hopkins (Civilization), lights by Patrick Anthony (Big Love) and original compositions by founding Shrewd T. Lynn Mikeska (The Long Now).

The Dragon Play is presented with the assistance of Script Works through their Finer Point Fund for New Play Production. Shrewd Productions is a sponsored project of VORTEX repertory and a member of the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin New Works community. This project funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.

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