Thursday, August 15, 2013

GLASSHEART by Reina Hardy, Shrewd Productions at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, August 30 - September 14, 2013

Shrewd Productions Austin TX

presents the World Premiere of 


by Reina Hardy
August 30th through September 14th
Week 1 - Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 6 pm
Week 2 - Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 6 pm
Week 3 - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm
Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale
Salvage Vanguard Theatre: 2803 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78722 - click for map

Beauty never showed up. After centuries under the curse, the Beast and his one remaining magical servant have moved into a shabby apartment near a 7-11, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. In the threatening, impossible, completely ordinary world of paying rent and taking public transportation, is a happy ending even possible? Are there witches in Chicago? Is this hat sufficient? And can a good story and a little light save the day?
A romantic comedy about facing the witch in your head, and finding the wish in your heart.

About the Playwright Reina Hardy is from Chicago and recently fetched up in Texas. She is a Michener Fellow at UT Austin, a 2013 finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize, the recipient of the 2012 Interact 20/20 Commission, and a National New Play Network Playwright. Her plays,which usually contain magic, have most recently been seen at Capital Stage Sacramento, Las Vegas Little Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, where Reina was awarded the Holland New Voices Award. She spent part of this summer at the Kennedy Center, workshopping her as-yet untitled script about the universe and hangovers. Glassheart is one of two productions that Reina is enjoying in Austin this season, with Stars & Barmen to be produced at the Vortex in the fall.

About the Cast & Crew Kyle Zamcheck directs an all-star ensemble in this modern re-telling of a classic story including Lana Dieterich,*Carolyn Faye Kramer, Shannon Grounds and Michael Miller as the Beast. Award-winning designers Pam Friday (costumes), Anne-Marie Gordon (set design), Patrick Anthony (lighting design), and Buzz Moran (sound design) create Hardy's magical world of a fairytale down-sized to a one-bedroom apartment.

* Carolyn Faye Kramer appears courtesy of Actors Equity 

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