Proxy Theatre's The Flu Season Opens Next Week
Proxy Theatre continues its successful second season with The Flu Season, written by award-winning contemporary playwright Will Eno. Although the play will be opening in the Texas heat of May, the inhabitants of a psychiatric rehab are going through the winter of their lives.
But love happens no matter the season. Directed by Artistic Director Aaron Aguilar, The Flu Season will remind of you of the warmest and coldest times in your life. "The Flu Seasontakes place in both a hospital and a theater," said Aguilar, "It's a play about the love we feel for the art we create and for another person...and it's about how easy it is to screw up that love. We nurture, we toil, we invest, and yet somehow it still goes up in flames. And so what? We're not perfect. The Flu Season is an exciting new kind of theatre by Will Eno; it's certainly experimental, but like all his work it is still so tenderly, so passionately human." Written in 2003, The Flu Season is the winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best New York debut by an American playwright. Focusing on the narratives of a Man and Woman and their Doctor and Nurse, this play is a love story for today-- one that doesn't necessarily end well. Through Prologue and Epilogue the audience is enabled to view the hopeful beginnings and jaded hindsight of the writer, framing the characters in both the present and future.
Runs May 16th-June 1st at 8 pm at The Overtime Theater. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Tickets go on sale May 2nd. Special byProxy events are: The Designer Reveal-May 13th, 8pm; Thought/Talk-May 25th, 10:00pm; and the Final Curtain Party-June 1st, 10pm. All events take place at the Overtime Theater at 1203 Camden St, SATX 78215. Free parking can be found on site. Tickets are $10-15 for general admission; cash/check/credit/debit accepted at the door; reservations and tickets available online. Please visit proxytheatre.org or call 210-807-8646 for reservations or questions.