STAGE WEST ANNOUNCES ITS 2021-2022 SEASON


STAGE WEST THEATRE

The Murder at Haversham Manor

Stage West - The Play That Goes Wrong

By Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer

Performance: FEB 16, 2023 TO MAR 5, 2023

Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the whole evening is a disastrous smash. Chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania, this classic murder mystery is sure to bring down the house!
"Boy does it hit the funny bone...a rising tide of hysteria" - Time Out (London)

 

STAGE WEST ANNOUNCES ITS 2022-2023 SEASON!

Stage West is excited to announce the lineup for its 44th season! The new season will feature six shows, two of which will be co-productions. Three will be presented in the Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre (“The Evie”), and three will happen in the Jerry Russell Theatre.. It’s a unique mix of 5 plays and 1 musical, which range from laugh out loud funny to breathtakingly beautiful… from campy and naughty to warmly moving and kind. Here’s the lineup:

Guards at the Taj
October 20 - November 20, 2022
Regional Premiere
by Rajiv Joseph
Russell Theatre
India, 1648. Two hapless Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time over the newly-completed Taj Mahal. But the morning light brings with it an unthinkable task that will shake the foundations of everything they thought to be true. In this disarmingly funny and deeply moving story, two friends behold the most sublime of wonders and discover the perils of bearing witness to perfection.
“Keeps us entertained - and totally unprepared for some shocking plot turns.” – The New Yorker

Handle With Care
by Jason Odell Williams
Regional Premiere
Swenson Theatre
December 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023
A young Israeli woman on holiday with her grandmother in the United States is confronted by an unexpected turn of events. Now, she finds herself stranded in a motel room on Christmas Eve with an oddball delivery man. Is their meeting an accident, or is it destiny generations in the making? Hilarious and tragic circumstances culminate in a heartfelt romantic comedy about what you can find when you feel lost.
“A hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy…which exudes gobs of comic energy and insight.” – The New York Times

The Play That Goes Wrong
by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer
Swenson Theatre
February 16 - March 5, 2023 (Stage West dates)
Co-production with WaterTower Theatre
Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to fiasco. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the whole evening is a disastrous smash. Chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania, this classic murder mystery is sure to bring down the house
! “Boy does it hit the funny bone…a rising tide of hysteria” —Time Out (London)

Cruel Intentions: the 90s Musical
Created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble
Swenson Theatre
Based on the film by Roger Kumble
Music Direction and Arrangements by Zach Spound
May 4 - 21, 2023 (Stage West dates)
Co-production with Uptown Players
In an epic game of cat and mouse, two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet, and vow to destroy anyone who gets in their way. Seduced by passion and revenge, this devious duo spins a web of dangerous liaisons, and they soon find themselves entangled in the cruelest game of all: love. Based on the cult classic film and featuring your favorite 90’s hits, this new jukebox musical is utterly intoxicating.
“Fun, sexy, and seductive. It’s a great time!” – Huffington Post

I Wanna F*cking Tear You Apart
Regional Premiere
by Morgan Gould
Russell Theatre
June 15 – July 9, 2023
Best friends and roommates, Sam and Leo are an unbreakable team. But when a new friend enters the scene, doubt creeps in, and a shattering secret is about to be dragged kicking and screaming into the light. A hilariously modern ode to the complications of friendship in its many messed-up forms, with a special nod to a kind of love that sometimes looks a lot like rage.
“Acerbically funny and potent… [an] edgy, funny, foul-mouthed tale of friendship” – Metro Weekly

Grand Horizons
Regional Premiere
by Bess Wohl
Russell Theatre
August 31 – October 1, 2023
Bill and Nancy are fifty years into their marriage. They can anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore, and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into a new senior living community, the unthinkable happens - Nancy wants a divorce. This funny, shocking, and intimate story takes an honest look at the unpredictable, complicated, and enduring nature of love.
“A supremely funny comedy of marital malaise…a smart, but crowd-friendly comedy" – BroadwayNews.com

Season tickets will go on sale to the general public July 18, and will include the Bargain Season Ticket (good on Thursdays only) at $155 each, the Standard Season Ticket at $210 each, the Premium Season Ticket (which includes several great additional perks) at $318 each, and the Select 4 Season Ticket (patrons choose 4 shows from the list) $152 each.

For more information, call Stage West at (817) 784-9378. Tickets and information will be available online soon at www.stagewest.org.

 


VISIT STAGE WEST

Stage West is a highly-respected regional theatre operating under an S.P.T. agreement with Actors' Equity Association, the professional union of theatrical actors and stage managers in the United States. Founded in 1979, the organization's mission is to entertain, inspire, and challenge through great live theatre and to offer exceptional low-cost and/or free educational outreach services to the community at large. Stage West's staff works daily to broaden and intensify the theatrical experience for our patrons with consistently excellent acting, directing, and plays. Meticulous attention to creative detail, customer service, and a willingness to step outside of the box with new, thought-provoking material has led to consistent critical and audience-based praise for Stage West. Through all of this, the company nurtures the artistic growth of area actors, directors, designers, and playwrights by providing meaty material and a safe environment in which to explore.

Over the theatre's history, 265 shows, including 244 plays and 21 musicals, have been produced by the group. Stage West's typical season is comprised of a wide range of works including new, classic, and contemporary plays that reflect the national conversation and the human experience today.

In addition to on-stage offerings, Stage West also operates the Lobby Cafe which offers an assortment of delicious appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and hot meals for 90 minutes before each performance. Reservations are highly advised. While in the cafe, audiences are likely to dine next to creative team members who also frequent the restaurant before shows. Additionally, the Lobby Cafe walls display a new set of artists for each play as an added visual treat. Finally, Stage West is home to a wide variety of educational opportunities from weekly classes, to summer camps, to writing festivals for K-12 students and adults.

Stage West is a theatre for the whole community where diversity is celebrated and a shared humanity embraced. Come join us!

STAFF
Dana Schultes, Executive Producer
Mark Shum, Managing Director
Tiffany Cromwell, Company Manager
Garret Storms, Associate Producer
Bryan Stevenson, Technical Director
Karlee Perego, Shop Manager/Assistant Technical Director
Jen Schultes, Marketing Director and Web Designer
Beth Bando Bontley, Education Director
Allen Dean, Master Carpenter
Tonya Wilson-Brown, Grant Writer
Suzi McLaughlin, Information
Karry Liu, Marketing Associate
Nick Burns, Sarah Cordell, Justin Rhoads, Production Box Office
Pam Huie, Café Manager
Arturo Limon, Café Chef

Stage West 821 W. Vickery St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Metro (817) 784 - 9378 (STG - WEST)

 

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