Regional Premiere of OSWALD: THE ACTUAL INTERROGATION Stars Ben Williams, Ed Dixon & More Today
Wally Jones, President and Executive Producer is proud to announce the regional premiere of Oswald: The Actual Interrogation by Dennis Richard, as part of the 2013-2014 Broadway at Casa Mañana Season, tonight, November 9-17, 2013. Single tickets are now on sale.
This compelling new play delves into the history and controversy surrounding the 48 hours Lee Harvey Oswald was in the custody of the Dallas Police Department after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based on notes from the actual interrogation by Police Captain Will Fritz and the Warren Commission, this explosive new drama depicts the actual interrogation of suspect number one, Lee Harvey Oswald, as this defiant 24 year old maintains his innocence even as evidence mounts against him.
As we approach November 2013 and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, all eyes will be on North Texas. "Given the close ties Oswald held with Fort Worth, Casa was the perfect choice to produce this new, historically accurate play. Casa Mañana is committed to educating the community by producing thought-provoking new work" says Jones.
Oswald: The Actual Interrogation is written by Dennis Richard. He is the author of over 40 plays including Wreck, The Park Keeper, The Pepper-Pot Dwarf, The Gargoyle, A Suite of Rooms & Sea Listeners, Territory and Twisted Steel. His plays have been produced all over the country including New York, Boston, Los Angles and Chicago. His latest works, Diagram for Murder, a thriller set in London, will be produced in New York and London and The Game against Bobby Fisher, to be produced in Los Angeles. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
Casa Mañana welcomes back Casey Hushion as director of Oswald: The Actual Interrogation. Most recently Ms. Hushion directed Casa's production of Hairspray in 2011. Ms. Hushion comes to Casa Mañana directly from Broadway where she was Associate Director of the Broadway productions of Elf and Assistant Director of In the Heights and The Drowsy Chaperone.
Oswald: The Actual Interrogation stars Ben Williams as Lee Harvey Oswald and Ed Dixon as Sheriff Fritz. Other cast members include Bob Hess, Bob Reed, Paul T. Taylor, Montgomery Sutton, Bill Jenkins and Brian Mathis.
Ben Williams comes to Casa directly from New York City where he has a thriving career as an actor and musician. He received his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Cornell University. He has performed on stages all over the country and this marks his Casa Mañana debut. Ed Dixon also comes to us from New York City. He was most recently seen on Broadway in Anything Goes, LES MISERABLES and Mary Poppins. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and the recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for his portrayal of Max in Sunset Boulevard.
Casa Mañana's production of Oswald: The Actual Interrogation will be presented in a limited engagement at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth. Performance dates are today, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. This is suitable for most audiences.
Friday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. is a student preview night with cast talkback following the show; open for students, faculty and staff with valid school ID for $10.
Tickets for Oswald: The Actual Interrogation are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Casa Mañana Theatre box office at (817) 332-2272 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. You can also visit the box office at 3101 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Ticket prices range from $41 to $76, depending upon seating location. For more information, visit www.casamanana.org.