|Brad McEntire in Cyrano A-Go-Go|
by Nancy Churnin | DallasNews.com | March 15, 2015
Out of the Loop passholders selected the three Best of Loop winners at WaterTower Theatre’s 2015 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival: The Spark for the main stage, Cyrano-A-Go-Go for the Stone Cottage and I’ll Regret This Tomorrow for the Studio space. The results were announced by WaterTower Theatre Sunday on the final day of the 10-day festival.
Each has deep local roots.
The Spark, a world premiere about a father who tells imaginative stories to his daughter, was WaterTower’s entry in its festival and was directed and written by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, who co-produced the festival with WaterTower’s artistic director Terry Martin.
Cyrano-A-Go-Go, a monologue about the historical impact of the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, and what it meant to an impressionable young teenager who checked it out of a local library, was the second win in a row for Dallas-based Audacity Theatre Lab and Brad McEntire, the writer and star of the one-man show.
I’ll Regret This Tomorrow offers a witty cabaret act by New York-based Tori Scott, who grew up in Arlington and wove stories of performing at Theatre Arlington into a performance backed by a three-person band.