Wednesday, January 9, 2013

EARLY LIBERTY by Rita Anderson, Lab Theatre, Texas State University, January 31 - February 2, 2013

Vortex Repertory, Austin Texas

Texas State University Theatre Center, 430 Moon Street, San Marcos)


Early Liberty
by Rita AndersonEarly Liberty Rita Anderson Texas State University
Directed by Robert Wighs
January 31-February 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 3 at 2:00

Texas State University (Lab Theatre)

A play about false fronts and true love—about plans, and yardsticks we never measure up to.

When Mark Haywood follows the beacon into Lighthouse Cove nothing is what it seems. But if Mark’s world is falling apart despite increasingly-frantic efforts to keep it together, then the hotel proprietor and his family need a special kind of rescue from each other. Just what will it take for Selma to grow up and for Mark to wake up? Can these dueling opposites save the hotel and find a way to be together? Set in 1985 on the Atlantic shore, Early Liberty explores the limits and boundlessness of love and hope, and the darker side of what it means to dream.

“Life is about paying attention to the right things,” but what happens when the people and places you consider safe aren’t? What is “safe” and who spells “Home”?

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