Thursday, October 25, 2012

(*) Upcoming: End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Proxy Theatre, November 1 - 17

Proxy Theatre San Antonio

End Days
by contemporary playwright Deborah Zoe LauferEnd Days Deborah Zoe Laufer Proxy Theatre San Antonio
directed by Proxy’s Artistic Director Aaron Aguilar

Opens November 1st and closes November 17th; shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm.

Special byProxy events are: The Designer Reveal—October 29th 8pm; Thought/Talk—November 10th 9:30pm; and the Final Curtain Party—November 17th, 10pm.

All events take place at the Overtime Theater at 1203 Camden St, SATX 78215 (click for map). Free parking can be found on site.

Tickets are $10-15 for general admission; cash/check/credit/debit accepted at the door; reservations and tickets available online. Please visit or call 210-807-8646 for reservations or questions.

End Days is about the end; of the world, that is. “I think Deborah Zoe Laufer has found a great paradox about living in the new millennium; the advance of technology and science makes this world extremely wondrous and terrifying at the same time. It’s funny because after 150 years, we’re still wondering: is this the best of times or the worst? Either way, this time, it’s a little funnier. Sorry Mr. Dickens.” said Director Aaron Aguilar. The play is the opening production of Proxy’s second season, and is sure to be popular with an audience as it is “…both poignantly redemptive and often hilariously funny,” according to the Huffington Post. With Proxy’s production, End Days, which won the 2008American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Citation, will finally have a San Antonio premiere.
End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer premiered in 2008, seven years after the attacks of 9/11—the event that breaks the Stein family. The father, Arthur, doesn’t do much of anything anymore, while Lisa, the mom, has developed a close, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. With her parents effectively abandoning her, it’s no wonder that Rachel Stein rebels by wearing all black, painting her face white and railing against her parents. Add the new kid across the street proclaiming his love for her, and it’s easy to see why Rachel is miserable. The only thing that could make things worse is if Jesus told her mom that the world is going to end on Wednesday.

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