It's almost time for SceneShop's summer showcase. This summer's edition is titled "Someone You Know..." and it opens Saturday, August 5 at Arts Fifth Avenue. Additional performances include Friday, August 11, and Saturday, August 12. Admission is $15, and tickets can be reserved by calling A5A at 817 923-9500, or purchased online via the Events page at www.artsfifthavenue.org (The show contains mature language and themes, and is recommended for high-school age and over.)
The connecting thread between each of the scripts in "Someone You Know..." is fame, celebrity, notoriety- or even infamy. Scenes and monologues, silly to serious to darkly comic (or comically dark)- there's a lot of variety in the 2017 model of SceneShop. The ensemble for this year's show consists of Joshua Eguia, Peggy Bott Kirby, Debbie Dacus, William Kachi, Susan Van Belkum, Steven Cashion, Nicholas Zebrun, Raymond Ozuna, Forrest Swanson, Straton Rushing, Mark Makin, Steven McGaw and Seth Johnston, performing new works written by Eguia, Rushing, Rob Bosquez, Kyle Irion, Natalie Gaupp, Bob Francis and McGaw.
As always, performances will feature live music before the show and during intermission. Pianist Sam K. Carlile will play Opening Night, Aug. 5, and Bob Francis' "Dizzy Willie" ensemble will entertain audiences on Aug. 11 and 12.