Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Our most ambitious season:" Patric McWilliams announces the 2012-13 River City Rep series, Shreveport-Bossier

"We're doing an exciting and unique take on our season this year," says Patric McWilliams, artistic director at River City Rep.

"We're "presenting" the first production, "Dodging Bullets," rather than "producing" it. It's a one man show we're bringing in from Phoenix, built on the actor's actual experience of having his abusive brother-in-law shoot his sister right in front of him and then fire a number of bullets at him which he dodged. Thus the title.

Then we're coming back with our own production of "The Night of the Iguana" (late Jan), a reading of the play "8, " about the court trials of the Proposition 8 situation in California (early Feb....we were chosen specifically to participate in this national project), then the Tony Award and Pulitizer Prize-winning one man show, "I am my own Wife," (which will have Robert Buseick directing and me starring), a production of "Art," ( early May with Blayne Weaver) and then we'll end the season with "The Gin Game," (June) starring Academy Award nominee Margaret Avery (The Color Purple).

Our most ambitious season but happily we are stepping forward and seeing positive things on the horizon."

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