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2017-08-05T14:00:00~~~2017-08-05T17:00:00~~~2017-08-05T20:00:00
2017 Festival of Independent Theatres~~~Festival of Independent Theatres
2017 Festival of Independent Theatres
Closing this week on Sat, Aug 5
Next performances are on Sat, Aug 5 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
Festival of Independent Theatres
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX 75218


1-800-617-6904

The Festival of Independent Theatres enters its eighteenth season and runs July 14-Aug. 5, 2017 at the Bath House Cultural Center. Festival passes and individual tickets are available and will go on sale in mid-June. Festival passes are $60-$70. Visit www.festivalofindependenttheatres.com or call 800-617-6904 for more information.

A complete list of this year's participating companies including play titles and authors appears below:

 

Audacity Theatre Lab

The Great Dictator

By Charles Chaplin, adapted by Jaymes Gregory

A fresh and engaging update of Charlie Chaplin’s preeminent work, The Great Dictator explores the timeless themes of resistance to tyranny and the foibles of the human condition, as a meek yet principled Jewish barber crosses paths with the fascist dictator to whom he bears a striking resemblance.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 21
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

 

 

The Basement

The Caveman Play

By Jeff Swearingen

Local funnyman Jeff Swearingen takes aim at modern society by dissecting history's least modern archetype, the caveman. A cunning blend of subversive humor and physical comedy highlight this anachronistic, yet pertinent tale of society's reluctance to change and the often too slow development of human empathy.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 21
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

 

 

Bootstraps Comedy Theater

The Boxer

By Matt Lyle

The 10th anniversary production of this uproarious, yet silent comedy is a heartfelt homage to the glory days of American moviemaking. Featuring all of the elements of classic cinema, including training montages, high speed chases, a dream ballet and a live music score, The Boxer is a much celebrated and unforgettable romp that’s fun for the whole family.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 14
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20
  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 28
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3

 

 

Dustin Curry and Company

Fiddler’s Cave

By Dustin Curry

A world premiere comedy inspired by Ozark Mountain folklore, Fiddler's Cave tells the tale of a lonely fiddle player who finds himself lost and abandoned deep in a cave, with no memory of how he arrived there.

Through wordless storytelling, clowning and a bit of theatrical magic, the Fiddler must search his past for answers in order to find a way home to the life he knew before.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

 

 

Echo Theatre

Trace of Arc

By Ali Smith

When Mrs. Lord opens a lovely English corner shop in the heart of America, she insists that her two "shop girls" play the part, complete with English accents. It seems silly at the time, but is preferable to working for the industrial plant that is otherwise ruining their town. Faced with the prospect of living pretend lives, will conscience inspire them to address the looming problems in their own backyard?

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5


 

 

L.I.P. Service Productions

Tommy Cain

By Van Quattro

At turns haunting and heartbreaking, poignant and provocative ,this searing monologue tells the tale of young Tommy Cain, a disillusioned youth struggling through his adolescence and desperately navigating the tumultuous relationship he shares with both of his parents.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23
  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 28
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, July 30
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

 

 

Risk Theater Initiative

Stiff

By Sherry Jo Ward

Local actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease which impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain. Part stand up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, Stiff is a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life altering diagnosis.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 14
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

 

 

WingSpan Theatre Company

Finding the Sun

By Edward Albee

The themes of life, love, marriage and mortality are masterfully illuminated, as in all of Albee's work, in this poignant one-act which finds eight characters enjoying a day at the beach. In true Albee fashion, tensions mount, personal discoveries abound and no relationship is quite what it seems.

Performed in the following performance blocks:

  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, July 30
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4

 

 

 

 

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