Different Stages' Season Closer THE DRESSER Continues Next Week
The Dresser by Ronald Harwood continues this weekend, Saturday, July 15, as Different Stages' 2017 season closer. An added performance is also set for Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
Performances take place at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Tickets Available Here or call (512) 478-5282. Thursdays: $15; Fridays - Sundays: $20, $25, $30 (small service fee may apply for credit/debit purchases).
'Sir', the last of the great but dying breed of English actor managers, is struggling to keep a grip on his sanity and complete his 227th performance of King Lear. Despite most of the country's actors being in uniform in war-torn Britain and bombs destroying theatres, the show must go on. Ensuring that it does is Norman, Sir's devoted dresser, who for sixteen years has been there to fix his wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide thesound effects in the storm scene.
Directed by Bob Tolaro (Pride and Prejudice), The Dresser features Ev Lunning (John Gabriel Borkman) as the aging actor manager and Norman Blumensaadt (The Language Archive) as his dresser. The actor's wife and the company stage manager are played by Katherine Schroeder (Il Campiello) and Paula Gilbert (When the Rain Stops Falling). Members of the Shakespearean troupe are played by Richard Craig (Mornings at Seven), Mick D'arcy (Tartuffe), Sarah Spear (Coldtown Theater), Owen Ziegler (Pride and Prejudice) and Emile Lacheny (Cabaret).
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm. Tickets are: $15 Thursdays; $20, $25 and $30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An Industry Night performance has been added, which is on Wednesday, July 12 at 8pm. Visit www.differentstagestheatre.org for all things Different Stages.