STAGE WEST



STAGE WEST


Stage West - First Date

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
Regional Premiere
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
Regional Premiere
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

The Children
Regional Premiere
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 the world.

"Excellent...both human and humane, keeps you guessing" - Chicago Tribune

Church & State
Regional Premiere
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!
Regional Premiere
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
Regional Premiere
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)

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