Sundown\'s 2011-\'12 season kicks off with \"Happily Ever After\"

New Season: Sundown Collaborative Theatre

Denton group announces a fourth and scaled-back season. Kicks off with its NY Fringe show.

published Thursday, July 7, 2011

The fourth season for Denton's Sundown Collaborative Theatre has been announced, and it's notable in that it's smaller than the previous seasons. Whereas there had been 5-7 shows each season, in 2011-'12, there are only four. And that includes the previously announced Happy Ever After, which the group is doing for one weekend here and then taking to the New York International Fringe Festival in August.

Of the scaling back, artistic director Cody Lucas says: "When deciding our season, we all felt strongly about these shows.There are two original shows, a new adaptation, and a scripted show that is written without character delineation or stage directions. To do them justice, we wanted to allow for longer development and rehearsal periods so we scaled back the season a bit."

And with that, here's the lineup. Sundown has also created a video announcement of the season. You can view it below.


Happily Ever After by Cody Lucas

Directed by Cody Lucas

July 15-17 (at Green Space Arts Collective, Denton), August 22-28 (NYC)

Step right up to the greatest nightmare on earth! Jack is trapped in a dream where the Brothers Grimm are psychotic ringleaders of a circus. Happily Ever After uses dance, music, and mime to create a twisted fairy tale world. This production will be performed at the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) in August 2011.


Café des Artistes

An Original Sundown Creation

Directed by Tashina Richardson

at Green Space Arts Collective, Denton

November 10-12, 17-20, 2011

This production will look at the artistic process from the inside as well as from the point of view of those outside the process. Throughout the show, the audience will see how someone can be inspired, as well as discover how creating art can affect those around the artist, in both positive and negative ways.


Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Adapted by R. Andrew Aguilar

Director and location TBA

March 2011 (dates TBA)

A war hero is told that he is destined to be king by three witches.  He conveys this information to his wife who doubles his ambition and sets forward a string of bloody events which leads to Macbeth being crowned king, but also to corruption, murder, guilt, paranoia, and the eventual downfall of the Macbeths.


pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

Directed by Tashina Richardson

Location TBA

May 2011 (dates TBA)

The story involves an internationally successful artist who invites her less-fortunate friends to her luxurious home with its monstrous outdoor pool. Re-living older and happier times, they go skinny dipping and the first to dive in is their host… but the pool is empty and she is left in a coma. As the story unfolds, the jealousy of the friends becomes more prevalent, and when the host recovers, everyone’s motives are questioned.


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