TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW
Truck Bed Productions
Nothing in Nowhere: A Grand Flea Circus
Friday June 20 & Saturday June 21
8pm (Doors at 7pm)
$20 General Admission, $10 Student Admission
DOUBLE FEATURE INCLUDES:
Enough Sweat to Float a Canoe is an original, one-man short play inspired by the spirit of Houston folk art legend and The Orange Show creator, Jeff McKissack.
This Gun Can't takes place over the course of one Halloween evening at the Great Georgia Circus, and explores the relationship between two burnt out security guards and a young tightrope walker; throughout the night, all masks come off as these three wanderers dream of escaping the cages they've built for themselves.
Ensemble members include Wesley Whitson, Roby Attal, Malcom Mateo Porto Mpinduzi-Mott, Cecelia White, Keenan Hurley, Elizabeth Martinsen,Fleet Simons Jillian Mitchell
About Nothing in Nowhere: A Grand Flea Circus
Two new plays are premiering this summer by Truck Bed Productions, a local theatre company founded in 2012 by HSPVA theatre students. The name was created after the first show, when everything the company needed to perform could fit comfortably in a truck bed. The group joined in order to create a space for original and risky new plays in Houston- on a student budget. The mission states: “while some theatre uses the latest lighting equipment and top-dollar sets, theatre is about the story. A fantastic story can be told anywhere.”
“I mean the circus is weird. Isn't that the point?” is the question asked as the curtain rises on This Gun Can’t, a new play by Keenan Hurley, premiering at The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Hurley, a Fordham University Playwriting student and Houston native, has crafted a play about those stuck in a decrepit wonderland, following characters over the course of one Halloween evening at the Great Georgia Circus. The play explores the relationship between two burnt out security guards and a young tightrope walker; throughout the night, all masks come off as these three wanderers dream of escaping the cages they've built for themselves.
The evening also includes the premiere of Enough Sweat to Float a Canoe, an original short play inspired by the spirit of Houston folk art legend and The Orange Show creator, Jeff McKissack. “It takes courage to build a show like this,” said McKissack of his own creation. This quote inspired this piece, which explores qualities of the human spirit- vitality, wonder, perseverance, charm, and the unwavering hope in the face of an impossible task to provide the world with a gift.
The cast includes Elizabeth Martinsen, Roby Attal, Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott, and Wesley Whitson. This Gun Can’t is written by Keenan Hurley and directed by Cecelia White. Stage Manager is Jillian Mitchell. Props by Fleet Simons.