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Two performances in Bastrop, TX - One performance in Boerne, Tx
"Melting" by Eddie Zipperer
“Cheating Death” by Kamron Klitgaard
Directed by Engela Edwards
Sat. June 7 & Sun. June 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
At the Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Tx
Friday, June 1:30 p.m. at Champion High School in Boerne, Texas
Moment is collection of two heartfelt and humorous one-act plays. Both are dramatic comedies filled with laughter, bravery, and maybe a tear. It is a moment in time, a moment of choice, a moment of acceptance, a "moment of revelation" and "a true moment of no regret." Life is filled with such moments. Some moments change your life. Some lives change your moments.
In “Melting” we meet two snowmen and listen in on their discussion on life. In “Cheating Death” a group of hospital patients gather for their meeting. Someone claiming to be Death appears, and the groupshare their stories and invites Death to tell her stories also.
Eddie Zipperer’s “Melting” was first produced at the Obsidian Art Space in Houston, TX and has since been performed in Hollywood, Seoul, Korea and theaters in between. “Cheating Death” has been performed in the US, Canada, and Australia.
These young but experience performer have collectively been in well over 100 shows and hundreds of performances, performing for 1000s of people. These talented actors come from the central Texas area and auditioned for their roles in March. There are two actors from Bastrop, one from Round Rock, one from Cedar Creek, and three from Austin.
The shows are rated G.
produced with special permission of the author.
Moment is the 13 show director Engela Edwards has proudly taken to Texas Nonprofit Theatres Annual Youth Conference. This year it is being held in Boerne, Texas, where the company will perform alongside 15 other youth companies from around Texas. They are:
Everyone working on "Moment" has volunteered their time and efforts. Yet it will still cost over $4000 for the youth company to perform at the Texas Nonprofit Theatres Youth conference this year. Our ticket sells will help offset only a tiny portion of the cost.
If you'd like to help support a specific actor you may purchase VIP tickets with their name. You'll receive priority reserved seating to the Bastrop Opera House performance. Half the money goes to the company expenses like royalties and entrance fees, and the other half helps defray the company travel costs of lodging and transportation; so that we can perform this work at the Texas Non-Profit Theater's Youth Theater Conference in Boerne, Texas June 10-15, 2014.
A winner of the 2014 TNT POPS
book by Paul Elliott
with music by Jeanie Cunningham
Directed by Engela Edwards
Premiere Date: 2015 Date to be decided.
The moving story of a southern town, immediately after the Civil War.
The TNT POPs Festival had 90 entries that were read by 2-rounds of readers.
Engela Edwards chose Dula for a 2015 EASY Theatre production.
From the director Englea Edwards about the musical: Dula is the sincere story of a small southern town immediately after the civil war, and although historically placed in time, there is a modern feel to the writing. It could easily be the story of a Texas boy coming home after a war. The truth, as it relates to the individuals in the story, doesn’t matter; because it is an honest story about war. It is this universality of time and space that drew me to the script.
Every role is a good one, with lines actors will want to say. Elliot is able to achieve this with an economy of words, where full backstories turn on a single word. Dula’s main character is the town. It is populated with well-rounded people. In life, every person is the hero of their story, and it is a rare author who can accomplish the same within the time limitation imposed on a stage production.
Paul Elliot expertly holds the tensions, and packs a lot of emotional variety into this musical. For almost every trough in which he submerges us, he brings us back with a lightness, a laugh, and a hope that things will get better. I was attracted to the skill and maturity of his writing and his ability to manipulate emotions, without making us feel manipulate. He is adept in his use of metaphor without being heavy handed.
I loved the script before I heard the music. Elliot and Cunningham’s lyrics are poetry. Cunningham's music is powerful, touching, and sweet. Many beautiful songs, that easily stand on their own, become heartbreaking in the context of the story. I look forward to producing this new American musical, and thank TNT POPs for bringing it to my attention.
Engela Edwaards was awarded the TNT Dynamite Award 2014 given to an individual or organization that has contributed
significantly to theatre in Texas and for her contributions to Youth Theatre in Texas.
Winners of the Texas Nonprofit Theatre's Blooming Briefs: Fruit of
the Plume Ten Minute Play Contest!
"A new year is like a script with
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