Friday, July 24, 2009

ARSENIC AND ROSES: Notes on the Play

About the Play
ARSENIC & ROSES was revamped for this production - its Dallas Premiere - at the 2009 Festival of Independent Theatres. Since its first production in 1996 on the campus of the College of Santa Fe, the piece has shown at the following places:

ARSENIC & ROSES received its world-premiere on the campus of the College of Santa Fe at the Weckesser Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 4-6, 1996. Directed by Brad McEntire. Staged Managed by Christina Rivas. Featuring Josh Jacobson as Charles and Amanda Putman as Katherine. 

ARSENIC & ROSES received a Staged Reading with Audacity Productions, Lewisville, Texas, at Borders Bookstore CafĂ©, Saturday, April 15, 2000. Directed by Brad McEntire. Featuring Jason Stuart as Charles and Brynne Shipman as Katherine. 

ARSENIC & ROSES received a regional-premiere in north Texas as part of the Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre's First Annual New Works Festival at the Barn Door Theatre, Flower Mound, Texas, May 3 and 10, 2003. Directed by Ryan Pointer. Stage Managed by B.J. Evans. Featuring Jeff Swearingen as Charles and Leslie Patrick as Katherine. 

ARSENIC & ROSES received its international premiere in Hong Kong at the Flying Pan, as part of DEER Theatre's "Chew On This!" Short Play Festival. April 18 - 21, 2007. Directed by Ruth Engel. Featuring Eric Ng as Charles and Bhavini Raval as Katherine.

The piece was included for publication in 2008 in the collection TWO PLAYS BY BRAD McENTIRE.
About the Playwright
Playwright Brad McEntire is the Founding Artistic Director of Audacity Theatre Lab. For more information visit his website.

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