paper chairs' MURDER BALLAD MURDER MYSTERY Heads Out On Central Texas Tour
paper chairs hits the road this July for a Central Texas tour to San Antonio, Ft. Worth, and a special performance at a historic farm in Strawn. We'll round out the month with a limited appearance of ONLY TWO Austin performances: July 15 at Cheer Up Charlie's & July 17 at the Longbranch Inn.
This backwoods musical, written by local playwright and paper chair company member Elizabeth Doss, features live music, dance numbers, and bawdy bad guys. A lone sheriff aims to corral these demons as they sing and dance 'til no one is left standing. Part slapstick exorcism and part ramshackle hoedown, this play investigates the many ways and whys we carry out a death sentence. It's "overwhelmingly entertaining... [with] many quirky, oddball moments that make the show great." (Broadway World fall 2013 review.)
Murder Ballad Murder Mystery's legendary outlaws are back on the prowl. After abounding success this past fall touring to the New Orleans Fringe Festival and the Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa, TX, and packed performances across Austin, this show is ready for another round of existential haunting!
Our stellar ensemble features both returning and new cast members: Noel Gaulin as Stagger Lee, Kelli Bland as the Sheriff, April Perez Moore as Felicity, Laura Freeman as Tom's Wife, Elizabeth Doss as Bea, Mark Stewart as Tom. And Introducing: David Higgins as Jay and Rachel Dendy as Sadie/The Harp.
Script and book by Elizabeth Doss
Original Score by Mark Stewart
Directed by Keri Boyd
Costume Design by Hope Bennett
Produced by Elizabeth Doss, Lisa Laratta, Spring Karlo
Did you miss Murder Ballad last year? Curious to see it in a different venue? Couldn't get those songs out of your head? Go on then, catch these demons wherever you can!
Summer 2014 Central Texas Tour Performance dates and times:
7/12 Saturday - San Antonio, TX at the Esquire (9pm)
7/15 Tuesday - Austin, TX at Cheer Up Charlies (9pm)
7/17 Thursday - Austin, TX at The Longbranch Inn (9pm)
7/19 Saturday - Strawn, TX at the Historic Zimm's Building (The evening
includes: Dinner & Refreshments: 8pm Performance Starts: 9pm. Out of town guests are welcome to camp on the site. Hotels and Bed and Breakfast are just minutes away.)
7/20 Sunday - Ft Worth, TX at The Grotto (9pm)
TICKETS: $5-$10 suggested donation, available AT THE DOOR ONLY!