Tuesday, June 16, 2009




Greeting card writer Charles is having one of the worst nights of his life. He has been rejected by his would-be fiancĂ©, his career is going nowhere and it is raining cats and dogs outside. Drenched from head to toe, he ducks into a late-night bistro at closing time. To take matters from bad to worse he runs smack into a certain someone from his past... someone with quite a grudge! An early work from Dallas playwright and Audacity Artistic Director Brad McEntire, ARSENIC & ROSES is a darkly comic tale of a parakeet-murderer and the passive-aggressive woman who saves herself by saving him. 
Directed by Jeff Hernandez and featuring Teresa Valenza as Katherine and Jeff Swearingen as Charles. 

Playing at the Bath House Cultural Center, 512 East Lawther Drive Dallas, TX 75218, 214-670-8749 

July 18 at 8 PM, July 19 at 5 PM, July 23 at 8 PM, July 25 at 5 PM, August 1 at 8 PM and August 8 at 5 PM.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Update from the Lab

Teresa Valenza and Jeff Swearingen in ARSENIC & ROSES
Let's see...

~ 1) Tickets for THE LAST CASTRATO are availble online. Seats are going fast so get yours today. Click here to handle it right now.
~ 2) ARSENIC & ROSES, Brad McEntire's darkly comic romance has been cast by director Jeff Hernandez. The cast includes ATL regular Jeff Swearingen and talented newcomer Teresa Valenza. Rehearsals start soon.
~3) Episode 2 of EYE IN THE SKY was recorded this past weekend. Pieces by Erin Courtney, Greg Romero and Daniel Talbott were read by actors Lydia Mackay, Megan Woodall, Jeff Schmidt and Jeff Swearingen. Should be posted on the ATL website in the next few weeks.
~4) ATL Artistic Director Brad McEntire recently became a contributor to TheatreJones.com with his travelogue of visiting Edwin Booth's Players Club in NYC last March. Read it here.
~5) OPERATION: TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS is 10% complete. Thanks to these folks who have contributed so far: James Venhaus, Carolyn Wickwire, Wes Copeland, Laurel Hoitsma, Danielle Pickard, Deborah Dobozy, Hilary Couch, Kim Lyle, Suzanne Thomas and Angela Parsons. 90 people to go. Be one of those folks. Contribute now, click here.

ATL Artistic Director Brad McEntire took a trip to NYC last March. He made a pilgrimage to Edwin Booth's Players Club and the travelogue is posted on TheatreJones.com.

Pictures and the low down. Dig it here