UPDATE: ALT review of May 24
UPDATE: "Arts Eclectic" audio piece on KUT-FM, May 20 (2min)
The Long Now
by Beth Burns
Tish Reilly has a very special friend – Time. Tish can go back to any place where a good memory remains and enter it, reliving the moments that please her. When she reunites with the oft-remembered Larry, her first love, she finds a reason to finally begin to push forward in her life again. But will Time, who has grown so fond of her, be willing to let her go?
The Long Now is written and directed by Beth Burns (The Groundlings Theatre LA, NEA award-winning playwright) and considers the unpredictable nature of Time, and the impossible search for capturing the present. Composer/musician Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory, G.Z.R., Ascension of the Watchers) has created original music, and renowned puppeteer Jesse Kingsely (Henson Co.) has designed shadowed sets and an ingenious new method of shadow puppeteering to represent Time.
Shrewd Productions is proud to present this world premiere, opening at the Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Rd., on May 21st and running Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, through June 13th.
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM
Tickets: $15 - $25
Purchase Tickets Online at www.brownpapertickets.com
Shrewd Productions is committed to creating theatre that is well-produced, thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining; concentrating on women's voices, new plays, and work developed though a collaborative artistic approach.
Shrewd's past productions include the original rock musical Io: a myth about you by founding Shrewd, Monika Bustamante - nominated for 4 Austin Critics’ Table Awards including Best Production of a Musical and Best New Play; Where Are They Now? A Fantasy Based on a True Crime, by Cyndi Williams - a collaborative, commissioned piece that garnered 6 Austin Critics’ Table nominations and took home the Award for Best Production of a Drama; the world premiere of Stillborn: a bedtime story; the annual favorite, X-mas Unwrapped: A Holiday Burlesque; Cheater, a collaboration involving 10 playwrights from Austin and beyond; Trash Anthems, a collection of the short works of playwright Dan Dietz; and Kidnapped by Craigslist, a co-production with New York based playwright Katie Goan that played to sold-out houses and critical acclaim this past summer.
Shrewd is: Producing Artistic Director, Shannon Grounds and Co-Artistic Director, T. Lynn Mikeska; Company Members: Jerry Joe Benson, Monika Bustamante, Shawn Ferrell, Kathleen Fletcher, Jason Hays, Jude Hickey, Anne Hulsman, Melissa Livingston, and Valerie Redd; and Advisory Board Members: Christopher Dove, Christina J. Moore, Ken Webster and Cyndi Williams.