Monday, January 28, 2008

River City Rep Theater returns to Scottish Rite Temple on Tues, Feb 19, 7:30 pm, with comedy Stepping Out


Charity Schubert's legs
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Nine women and one man trying to conquer their inhibitions in a dance studio comprise the cast and frame the story of the comedy Stepping Out, season opener for River City Repertory Theater. Patric Williams, artistic manager of the Actor's Equity-sanctioned company, will direct.

Seva May will play Mavis, the dance teacher. Her class is comprised of some of the area’s most admired actors: Sherry Bouche, Janin Pou, Jodie Glorioso, Bonnie Gillen, Charity Schubert, Pat Maxey, Angelique Feaster and Jenni Loer. Peggy Byers plays Mrs. Fraser, the cantankerous rehearsal pianist. Bouche and Byers are Equity actors.

Russell Dyer is light designer; Katie Dupont is choreographer. Set design and costume design are by McWilliams. Kermit Poling will create original music and the sound design. Additionally, the company will use the film score.

“STEPPING OUT” opens Tues, Feb 19 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances February 20,21,22,23 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Feb 24 at 3 p.m.

Performances will be at the Scottish Rite Temple, 725 Cotton Street in downtown Shreveport. Tickets are priced at $35.00 for the center orchestra and center upper tier and $25.00 for the side upper tiers.

6 comments:

theatresupporter said...

I'm very happy to see another River City Rep show come up. Their first season was outstanding. This theatre season has been a particularly bad one. The shows have been poorly produced and amateurly (in its worse meaning of the word)performed. Our city needs a higher standard of theatre and that's certainly what this company gave us the first season.

gimme a break said...

Why is it that whenever "one" praises the River City Rep, they have to put down the other theaters in town? OK, so you do nice work. You are a "professional" theater. So what? It really is not becoming to be such a snob at the expense of others. Let it go for God's sake!

dramafan said...

I don't think "theatresupporter" was putting anyone down. It's true, this has been a very disappointing season. I am not associated with any particular theatre and I attend shows at all theatres. Yes, River City is more skilled and has been presenting productions far better than the community theatres. They SHOULD, they're a professional company hiring seasoned actors and mix them in with the best local actors. Why should we be mad at them for that? I think we should be thrilled they're doing that. If a theatre or a local actor doesn't want to operate on that level then, fine. But don't get mad at someone who is pointing out the terrible season we theatergoers are suffering through. I'm looking forward to River City's show.

gimme a break said...

I agree that they do good work. But you are correct when you say they "SHOULD, they're a professional company hiring seasoned actors..." If that is true then we should stop comparing professional with non-professional theater. It's two different things. That's all I'm saying. When the above poster had to emphasize "(in its worse meaning of the word)", that is putting someone down. Look, I don't want to get into a big drawn out debate about this, I just think we can do without the snide remarks and put-downs.

Admirer said...

WOW!! Nice legs Charity....

charityschubert1 said...

Thanks, admirer. They're real.

-Charity