STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris Plays Austin's City Theatre, Now thru 10/6
This good-natured comedy chronicles several months in the life of a beginning tap class in Austin, TX. Each of the eight students, who come from a variety of backgrounds, has his or her own reason for joining. Whatever the cause, they make a point of coming every week to chat, relax and, if they can manage to, learn a couple of steps.
Led by Mavis, their eternally patient instructor, and accompanied by the pianist Fraser, the students (who range from hopeless to competent) strive to master the basics of tap. But the steps and routines are just the background for the real focus of the play - the relationships and interactions of these ten very different people. By their final performance, not only have the class members developed some degree of skill, but they have also overcome the inhibitions, awkwardness and personality conflicts that have kept them out of sync.
Danny Herman (Director)
Maureen Klein Slabaugh (Assistant Director)
Rachel James (Mavis); Jeff Shaevel (Fraser); Samantha Ricker Watson (Vera); Summer Lyn Bryant (Maxine); Carly Bannister (Sylvia); Rocker Verastique (Geoffrey); Nancy Barnes Penner (Andy); Aline Forastieri (Dorothy); Mary Katherine Kinney (Lynne); Cathie Sheridan (Rose)
September 27, 28 and 29 (Fri - Sun)
October 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Th - Sun)
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
City Theatre, 3823 Airport Rd. (behind the Shell station) - click for map
TICKETS: Friday - Sunday: $15; Thursday: $10
Buy now via http://steppingout.brownpapertickets.com/