The City Theatre Company presents Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean written by Ed Graczyk October 25 – November 18. The hit play is one of the most funny, emotional and memorable evenings in the theatre and is the opening production of City Theatre’s 7th Anniversary.
In the dried up, dusty town of McCarthy, Texas, it is more than the weather that is about to break....
Ed Graczyk’s stirring play leaves no stone unturned as he explores the issues of love, loyalty, friendship and hidden secrets. Set in a small West Texas town dime store where the Disciples of James Dean reunite for the twentieth reunion in honor of their hero’s death. The ladies' reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth when Dean filmed Giant years earlier in nearby Marfa. As the emotions and heat builds, the arrival of a stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments changing their lives forever.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean was first produced on Broadway in 1982 and a Feature Film was released that same year. Both the stage and screen versions were both directed by Robert Altman and starred Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black and Kathy Bates. Graczyk only spent four years in Texas which had a lasting influence and the legend of James Dean and the closures of five & dime stores lent their influences to the play’s development. He is still writing about the experience in his newest play Blue Moon Dancing.
Directed by Artistic Director Andy Berkovsky, the cast features Anne Hulsman (Mona), Bobbie Oliver (Juanita), Samantha Brewer (Sissy), Wendy Zavaleta (Joanne), Renee Brown (Stella Mae), Victoria Harrison (Edna Louise), Angelina Castillo (Young Mona), Abbey Benold (Young Sissy) and Gabriel Diehl (Joe).
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE October 25 – November 18. Thursday – Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre. 3823 Airport Blvd. 78757 – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street. General Seating $15. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25. Students $12. Thursday all seats $10. Group discounts are available. Reservations 512-524-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org