2012-2013 Black Box Theatre and UIL Season
Tickets $5 - Available only at the door on the day of the show.
Thespian Festival Play Marathon:
by Eric Coble
Thurs, November 1st @ 7:30 pm
Fri, November 2nd @ 7:30 pm
Sat, November 3rd @ 7:30 pm
THE STORY: How far would you go for your child? For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy—and everyone knows once you're in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school—or pesto—the same way again…
"Eric Coble's deliciously black comedy benefits from hilariously funny, psychologically astute portraits…the near surreal spoof hits home with ribtickling acuity…" —NY Times.
"Funnier than anything on Broadway!" —NY Post.
"A tidy little gem of comic insanity." —Variety.
"A tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare."
—The New Yorker.
"A comedy that is, of all things, genuinely funny." —NY Newsday.
"Wickedly funny." —Broadway.com.
UIL One Act Play:
The Angelina Project
by Frank Canino
Fri, March 1st @ 7:30 pm
Sat, March 2nd @ 7:30 pm
THE STORY: The Angelina Project is a play about how abuse travels from one generation to another. About how prejudice can destroy a family. And about the secrets and lies that shape you forever, even when you don’t realize it. The Angelina Project is based on an actual event. In 1911 Angelina Napolitano, an Italian immigrant, killed her abusive husband as he lay asleep on Easter Sunday. Within a month she was on trial – which lasted a single morning. Condemned to hang, her sentence was deferred until she gave birth to her fifth child. A reprieve saved her life, but she spent 11 years in jail. What happened to her and her children after that? Frank Canino creates an imaginative conjecture about the next three generations of her family. Along the way, he explores issues of abuse, violence, prejudice and media hype. This two-act play is based on actual trial records.