Dallas — Echo Theatre, which has a mission to produce work by women writers only, will hit its 20th anniversary in the 2017-2018 season, which has just been announced. It opens with Ruined, the first Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, who this year became first woman playwright to win more than one Pulitzer for Drama with Sweat. It closes in June with the LGBT Pride entry, this year a new, as-yet-unpublished play by Madeleine George called Hurricane Diane. In the middle is the return of Her Song, a celebration of American songbook tunes composed and/or with lyrics written by women.
All productions are at the Bath House Cultural Center. Below is the schedule with dates and descriptions.
by Lynn Nottage
September 8-23, 2017
Starring Denise Lee and Tyrees Allen!
Directed by Pam Myers-Morgan
Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In RUINED, bar owner Mama Nadi gives three young women refuge and an unsavory means of survival. Experience an intense and raw look at a fragile dance between hope and disillusionment as they navigate life on the edge of the unforgiving conflict in the DRC. A talented pool of designers, actors and musicians brings this vital drama to North Texas.
THE ECHO ROOM PRESENTS: HER SONG MUSIC AND DANCE REVUE
Directed by Pam Myers-Morgan | Musical Direction by Neeki Bey
February 8-24, 2018
Echo’s 1935 Supper Club Experience features songs by women of the early 20th Century. Time travel with Echo as friends, families, and sweethearts arrive at the Art Deco Bath House for a memorable evening of song and dance! Arrive early for pre-show dancing, light cuisine, giggle- water and Prohibition-Era cocktails from Chef Doug Brown’s Beyond the Box Catering.
by Madeleine George
Echo Theatre’s LGBT Pride Month Play!
In this wild comedy from the writer of The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence and Precious Little, the Greek god Dionysus returns to Earth as a lesbian permaculture gardener from Vermont on a mission to gather followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where to begin? How about with a planned community in New Jersey and the housewives who love it?
VENUE: City of Dallas’ Bath House Cultural Center in White Rock Lake Park.
SINGLE TICKETS for RUINED & HURRICANE DIANE: Traditional theater seating
It’s our 20th Anniversary Season and our patrons get the gift with Echo’s fee-free on-line tickets!
Reserved Seats: $30 / General Seats $25 - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm / Saturday Matinees at 2pm
Seniors/Groups of 10 or more only $20 per ticket.
$15 Student Rush Tickets.
(All unsold tickets released to students at 7:45.)
SINGLE TICKETS for HER SONG, Music and Dance Revue: Environmental theater seating Highly Discounted for our 20th Anniversary Season!
Thursdays at 8pm: $15 Tiered seating, $20 Bar/Highboy/Floor, $25 Prime Dance Floor Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: $25 Tiered, $30 Bar/Highboy/Floor, $35 Prime Dance Floor Students/Seniors/Groups of 10 or more: $5 off each ticket.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets on Sale August 8, 2017. Purchase online at echotheatre.org or 214-904-0500