Stage West - First Date
Performance: Sep 12 2019 to Oct 13 2019
Book by: Austin Winsberg, Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
"Refreshing. A winning crowd pleaser delivered with comic verve & charm"
- The Hollywood Reporter
When tightly-wound Aaron is set up with laid-back Casey on a blind date,
a casual drink turns into an uproarious high-stakes dinner. As the date
unfolds, this mismatched pair's inner critics take on a life of their own,
as other patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes,
and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers,
appetizers, and potential conversational land mines. The result is a
gleefully awkward evening as these two romantics try to turn a dating
disaster into something special before the check arrives.
STAGE WEST ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2019-2020 SEASON!
Stage West is pleased to announces the lineup for its 41st season!
The new season will offer six plays and patrons purchasing season tickets
before June 30 will be offered an extra pass. It's an exciting mix of shows:
all six are regional premieres, and one is a Pulitzer winner. Here it is:
The Lifespan of a Fact
by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
November 7 - December 8, 2019
Based on a True-ish Story.
At a prestigious magazine publication, a determined, young employee is about
to be given an opportunity. The demanding editor-in-chief is giving him a big
assignment: she wants him to fact check a groundbreaking piece by an illustrious,
albeit unorthodox author. As the deadline approaches and the lines between
accuracy and artistic license blur, boundaries are crossed and the high-stakes
world of publishing becomes personal in this brand new comedy of conflict.
"Smart...rib-bustingly funny!" - The Wall Street Journal
Ada and the Engine
by Lauren Gunderson
January 9 - February 9, 2020
Meet the Woman Who Changed Technology.
Young and curious mathematician Ada Byron is caught between two worlds. Her
mother is pushing for a prestigious marriage to Lord Lovelace, hoping to repair
the damage Ada's father, the late Lord Byron, imposed on the family name. But
Ada sees the creative potential in the analytic engines created by her elder
friend and scholar Charles Babbage. As pressures mount and feelings grow,
these two form a partnership that will change the course of the future.
"Intriguing...the story is pretty irresistible." - San Francisco Chronicle
by Lucy Kirkwood
March 12 - April 12, 2020
Tony Nominee for Best New Play
Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?
In a seaside cottage on the east coast of England, a pair of retired nuclear
scientists are startled by the reappearance of a former colleague. As crackers
and wine are trotted out, so are remembered stories, old jealousies, and
haunting secrets, all leading to the true reason for this sudden visit: a
chilling and dangerous plan. The evening will be revelatory and the fallout
will be cataclysmic. Brave, humane, and beautifully written, this play
confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves
"Excellent...both human and humane, keeps you guessing" - Chicago Tribune
Church & State
by Jason Odell Williams
May 7 - June 7, 2020
The Separation of What Now?
Three days before his bid for re-election, in the wake of another school
shooting, a Republican U.S. Senator has a life-altering crisis of faith, and
makes an off-the-cuff comment that sends the entire campaign into a tailspin.
His wife and campaign manager try to contain the damage, but in a country where
religion influences politics and politics have become a religion, how do you
reach the people and stay true to yourself? A timely and fast-paced story that
is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
"Crackling... enjoyable, thought-provoking, and humorous. I wish every member
of Congress would see it!" -NPR
Into the Breeches!
by George Brant
July 2 - August 2, 2020
The Show Must Go On!
It's 1942, and there's a problem at Oberon Playhouse - with the director and
leading men all off at war, it looks like the season will be canceled. That
is until a determined and passionate group of ladies rally the troops at home
and set out to put on an all-female production of Shakespeare's Henry V. An
increasingly unexpected team is assembled, with a hilariously desperate array
of thoughts and ideas, but united in desire. This delightful and moving
backstage comedy examines the power of art to bring us together, even in
the hardest of times.
"Brilliant...fresh, witty and thoughtful...a total triumph." - Montgomery Advertiser
Between Riverside and Crazy
by Stephen Adly-Guirgis
August 27 - September 27, 2020
Pulitzer Prize Winner
House of Black and Blue.
Irrepressible ex-cop and recent widower Walter Washington is under a lot of
pressure. He's in an ongoing legal battle, clinging desperately to grievances
from the past. Barely holding on to the palatial rent-controlled Manhattan
apartment that he shares with his newly paroled son and a ragtag surrogate
family who call him "Pops", he is not ready to accept payout or surrender.
But as tensions come to a head in a swirl of demands from family and friends,
a final ultimatum from former NYPD colleagues causes "Pops" to draw the line
and make some demands of his own.
"Dizzying...both utterly believable and not to be believed for a second." -
The New York Times
Visit Stage West:
Season tickets will go on sale May 31, and will range in price from $87 for a
3-show value pass to $180 for a premium 6-show pass.
For more information, call Stage West at (817) 784-9378. Tickets will be
available by June 3 online at www.stagewest.org.
821 W. Vickery St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Metro (817) 784 - 9378 (STG - WEST)