now playing - main stage
Lord of the Flies
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.
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!
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. McDowell. Directors 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
Friday, February 26
Saturday, February 27
Sunday, February 28
Monday, February 29
Tuesday, March 1
Wednesday, March 2
Thursday, March 3
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 6
Performances are held at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.
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 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.
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001