21st Annual Festival Of Originals Announces Lineup

21st Annual Festival Of Originals Announces Lineup

The 21st Annual Festival of Originals Produced by Mimi Holloway will be held July 20 - August 4, 2018, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Matinee, Sunday July 29 at 3 pm.

The Festival of Originals (or The FOO) consists of five, 20-minute original plays by five different playwrights, with five different directors and five different casts. It is an eclectic grouping of plays submitted from all over the U.S., as well as a number of foreign countries.


Civilized Affairs by Carl L. Williams

Directed by Rachel Watkins

An English professor, an affair, and a tray of donuts - What happens when old and new morality clashes in this hilarious play? Find out in the Hollis home on a "typical" Saturday afternoon!

Hollis - Dan Potter
Evelyn - Damonica Jenkins
Kristi - Carian Parker


Stay by Dagney Kerr

Directed by J. Eric Dunlap

Sammy and Maggie are just about the best of friends. They meet at the local park all the time. Sammy hasn't been to park for a while now, and Maggie has been really anxious. When Sammy gets back, he'll have some news for Maggie. Oh, also they're dogs. Get ready to sit and stay.

Joseph Moore - Sammy
Sydney Dunlap - Maggie


The Bend in the Tree by Alex Dremann

Directed by Scott McWhirter

For six years Shana neglected her family and focused on her career. Now she returns home to a mother dying of lymphoma, a father who may have dementia, a brother whose life is crumbling from the stress, and a sister who's jealous of her apparent successes. Isn't family just the best?

Shana - Jenna Morris
Bill - John Mitsakis
Beatrice - Jada August
Peter - Willy Devlin
Jenny - Bailey Hampton
Charles - Scott McWhirter


Time Went By by Thomas J. Misuraca

Directed by Justin Holloway

In the diner he first met his deceased wife 50 years ago, Harold returns for a blind date. See how times have changed as Harold learns the ways of electronic dating, while just across from him on the other side of the stage, his sweet first date with his beloved wife is unfolding.

Harold - John Stevens
Martha - Lauren Miller
Young Harold - Mitchell Jackson
Lori - Tausheli McClure
Waitress - Brittany Garcia


Karma by Anne Flannigan

Directed by Matt Prideaux

Paul is having a bad day. It started at the DMV and unfortunately taken a much more morbid turn. Forced to confront his own mortality, he turns to his dear old friend Chaz to find solace, but finds that he is just another in a long line of people waiting for the opportunity to screw Paul over.

Paul - Sriram Vengalathur
Clerk - Sarah Spickard
Chaz - Brian Heaton
Wendy - Nora Hahn
Mrs. Hickenlooper - Beverly Hutchison


Price and Tickets: $19 Regular/$17 Seniors

Reservations: theatresouthwest.org or email tickets@theatresouthwest.org or call (713) 661-9509

Theatre Southwest is located at:
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063

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