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All-New Workshop Series
Posted on February 8, 2016 by Kelsey Ervi

WaterTower Theatre is now offering an all-new Workshop Series featuring three exciting new workshops for actors: Commedia Dell'Are Workshop , Ensemble Building Workshop , Puppet Workshop Click here for more information!
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Lord of the Flies

Regional Premiere
January 22 - February 14, 2016
By William Golding
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams

Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Starring Henry Greenberg, Anthony Fortino and Matthew Minor

Sponsored by Atmos Energy and Slalom Consulting

When a group of schoolboys survives a catastrophic plane crash, what starts as a desert island adventure quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality.  As the boys slowly explore their new-found freedom, their fun and games turn into vicious battles for power. When the group splits into two opposing tribes: one that strives for civility and another that delights in savage violence; the competition escalates into a dangerous, frightening climax. Based on the groundbreaking 1954 novel, this gripping classic looks into the darker sides of human nature where it’s civilization vs. savagery and the mob vs. morality.
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2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

February 25-March 6, 2016

This 11-day Festival of the arts is packed full of the latest in live theatre, dance, music and visual art.  The 2016 Festival is the 15th year for what D Magazine called “the Best Fringe Festival in town.”

Single tickets to all events go onsale February 9!
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Details Announced for the 24-HR Play Festival

ADDISON, TX – WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced details for the WaterTower Theatre produced 24-HR Play Festival.  The event, to be held on Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm in the Main Stage, will include playwrights Devin Berg, Ruth Cantrell, Daniel Garcia and Brandi L. McDowellDirectors for the 24-HR Play Festival are Ariana Cook, Jeremy Dumont, Shelby Hibbs and Jeff Swearingen.  The participating actors will be Colleen Ahern, Hannah Brake, Robin Clayton, Alexander Ferguson, Abel Flores Jr., Clinton Greenspan, Brad Hennigan, Chris Humphrey, Sherry Hurnes, Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Kim Lyle, Katlin Moon-Jones, Becca Shivers, Rashaun Sibley, Drew Wall, Brad Weatherford and Jeremy Whiteker.  The 24-HR Play Festival is produced by Kyle Eric Bradford, Kelsey Leigh Ervi and Janeth Farnsworth.

Playwrights, directors and actors come together to create four brand new plays in just 24-hours. The four playwrights -- Devin Berg, Ruth Cantrell, Daniel Gracia and Brandi L. McDowell -- will be given a theme on Friday, March 4 which will inspire them to write a 15-minute play. The playwrights will also be assigned a director (Ariana Cook, Jeremy Dumont, Shelby Hibbs or Jeff Swearingen) and a group of actors (Colleen Ahern, Hannah Brake, Robin Clayton, Alexander Ferguson, Abel Flores Jr., Clinton Greenspan, Brad Hennigan, Chris Humphrey, Sherry Hurnes, Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Kim Lyle, Katlin Moon-Jones, Becca Shivers, Rashaun Sibley, Drew Wall, Brad Weatherford and Jeremy Whiteker) who will further inspire their original play. The 24-Hour Play Festival will culminate in a one-time only performance at 8pm on Saturday, March 5 in the Main Stage where each of the new plays will be performed for the public! The 24-HR Play Festival serves to provide a creative opportunity for local artists to work collaboratively.

An 11-day celebration of theatre, dance, music, and art, the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival features performances by arts organizations and artists from across the nation.  Performances are held at the Addison Theatre Centre, in four performance venues: the Main Stage, the Studio Theatre, the Stone Cottage and the Main Lobby. The Festival is produced by Terry Martin and Kelsey Leigh Ervi.

The Festival is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Town of Addison and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as media sponsors, TheaterJones.com and the Dallas Observer. 

Single tickets to all events are on sale now.  Individual ticket prices for each event are $10.  Lobby performances and play readings are free.  Tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.watertowertheatre.org/outofloop.aspx, by phone at 972.450.6232, or in-person at the WaterTower Theatre Box Office located at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2016 Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, February 25
6.30 pm (L) FREE               Art Show Preview (Angie Bolling)
7.30 pm (MS) $10             SOLA: Women Dancing Women (Dance Linkages)/Le Train Bleu (DNCB)
7.30 pm (ST) $10               I Love You Honey Bunny (Rite of Passage)
7.30 pm (SC) $10               Missionary Position (Glass Half Full Theatre)

Friday, February 26
8.00 pm (MS) $10             Innovation Through Tradition (Avant Chamber Ballet)
8.00 pm (ST) $10               Diana Sheehan Sings (Diana Sheehan)
8.00 pm (SC) $10               Oh Jesus… (Cattle Prod)

Saturday, February 27
2.00 pm (MS) $10             SOLA: Women Dancing Women (Dance Linkages)/Le Train Bleu (DNCB)
2.00 pm (ST) $10               Diana Sheehan Sings (Diana Sheehan)
2.00 pm (SC) $10               Jane and Mabel (Vox Productions)
5.00 pm (MS) $10             The Theatrical Piano (Jeff Lankov)
5.00 pm (ST) $10               The King’s Face (Shakespeare Dallas)
5.00 pm (SC) $10               Missionary Position (Glass Half Full Theatre)
7.00 pm (L) Free               Ian Ferguson, Guitarist
8.00 pm (ST) $10               Hunger (Ebony Stewart)
8.00 pm (SC) $10               Down That Road (Front Line Cabaret)

Sunday, February 28
2.00 pm (MS) $10             Innovation Through Tradition (Avant Chamber Ballet)
2.00 pm (ST) $10               Hunger (Ebony Stewart)
2.00 pm (SC) $10               Missionary Position (Glass Half Full Theatre)
4.00 pm (L) FREE               Ian Mead Moore, Guitarist
5.00 pm (MS) $10             Prospect High:  Brooklyn (Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy)
5.00 pm (ST) $10               With My Eyes Shut (Goat Song Collective)
5.00 pm (SC) $10               And Then I Woke Up (Kris Noteboom)

Monday, February 29
7.30 pm (MS) FREE          Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? Play Reading (WaterTower Theatre)

Tuesday, March 1
7.30 pm (MS) FREE          One Word Revolution Reading (One Word)
7.30 pm (ST) $10               With My Eyes Shut (Goat Song Collective)

Wednesday, March 2
7.30 pm (MS) $10             Le Petit Lone Star Circus (Lone Star Circus)
7.30 pm (ST) $10               I Love You Honey Bunny (Rite of Passage)
7.30 pm (SC) $10               Oh Jesus… (Cattle Prod)

Thursday, March 3
7.30 pm (MS) $10             The Theatrical Piano (Jeff Lankov)
7.30 pm (ST) $10               The King's Face (Shakespeare Dallas)
7.30 pm (SC) $10               Jane and Mabel (Vox Productions)

Friday, March 4
8.00 pm (MS) $10             The Transformation Project (Junior Players)
8.00 pm (ST) $10               Pun: A Play on Words (It Ain’t Shakespeare)
8.00 pm (SC) $10               Down That Road (Front Line Cabaret)

Saturday, March 5
2.00 pm (ST) $10               I Love You Honey Bunny (Rite of Passage)
2.00 pm (SC) $10               Oh Jesus… (Cattle Prod)
5.00 pm (ST) $10               Diana Sheehan Sings (Diana Sheehan)
5.00 pm (SC) $10               Jane and Mabel (Vox Productions)
7.00 pm (L) FREE               Ian Mead Moore, Guitarist
8.00 pm (MS) $10             24-Hour Play Festival
8.00 pm (ST) $10               With My Eyes Shut (Goat Song Collective)
8.00 pm (SC) $10               And Then I Woke Up (Kris Noteboom)

Sunday, March 6
2.00 pm (MS) $10             Le Petit Lone Star Circus (Lone Star Circus)
2.00 pm (ST) $10               Pun: A Play on Words (It Ain’t Shakespeare)
2.00 pm (SC) $10               Down That Road (Front Line Cabaret)
4.00 pm (L) FREE               Ian Ferguson, Guitarist
5.00 pm (MS) $10             The Transformation Project (Junior Players)\
5.00 pm (ST) $10               The King’s Face (Shakespeare Dallas)
5.00 pm (SC) $10               And Then I Woke Up (Kris Noteboom)

Performances are held at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

L=Main Lobby
MS=Main Stage
ST=Studio Theatre
SC=Stone Cottage

Some productions contain adult language, sexual situations and/or violence.  Please consult the box office for specific content information regarding a particular performance.  There are no refunds or exchanges on individual Loop tickets.

About WaterTower Theatre
WaterTower Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016.  The Company is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas.  It is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others.  WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,100 subscribers and serves an audience of over 28,000 patrons annually.   The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival is in its 15th year.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of the following season sponsors:  American Bank of Commerce, Atmos Energy, Liberty Capital Bank, Bob and Barbara Bigham: The Baylor Oral Health Foundation, Barbara and Don Daseke, Frost Bank, Pinnacle, Rainmaker Advertising, The Nissan Foundation, Mary Kay, Inc., Women of WaterTower Theatre, The Corporate Council, the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors, The Shubert Foundation, Slalom Consulting and Media Sponsors TheaterJones.com, the Dallas Observer and Addison – the Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor.


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