The Weekend with Terry Travis
Vortex - Adobe Jane Austin Throw Down!
Terry Travis interviews Robin Havens-Parker & Leslee Richards, two directors for two different theaters presenting different plays from the same playwright in the fictional Jane Austen world.
A typical Agatha Christie gem, this play follows an unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader that explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell.
Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven Women’s Institute members (ages 55+). When Annie's husband, John, dies of leukemia, she and her long-standing best friend, Chris, resolve to wring some good from their unhappiness. When they decide to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund and to buy a new setee for the local hospital, they discover that what sells is nudity. So, they decide to convince fellow women members of the WI to pose nude for an alternative calendar and it turns into a media sensation around the world. Check out the interview with director Nancy Sellin on the ABQ Stages Podcast.
Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they're just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams. And the Stephen Sondheim music is divine!
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancés, are hot on their trail.
It’s a Quartet Comedy…It’s a Revolutionary Dream Fugue…but most of all, It’s a True Story!
It takes place during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793). With revolution on their minds, four stong, independant women (Olympe de Gouges—a playwright, Charlotte Corday—an assassin, Maria Antoinette—a former queen, and Marianne Angelle—a Haitian rebel) work their way to Sisterhood, Liberty, and Freedom.
In Inherit the Wind, a teacher in Tennessee is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school class. Free speech and the right to think are as important today as they were in 1925. This play is recognized as one of the best courtroom dramas in the American Theatre.
The Dinner Party revolves around six people at a French dinner party. There is an air of mystery in this comedic play, because the diners do not know why they have been brought together, but each of the people have a sneaking suspicion that their lives are about to change forever.