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SUMMER STAGES: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Memphis

Austin McLellan:

On June 24 THE OUTGOING TIDE opens at TheatreWorks in Memphis. Written by Bruce Graham, this moving family drama portrays strong people facing tough choices as they deal with aging and illness. The cast features JoLynne Palmer, Jim Palmer, and Marcus Brown. Directed by Sam Weakley. Presented by Cloud 9 Memphis. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 through July 2. Tickets available at the door.

Next up at TheatreWorks is the world premiere of MOONVINE, opening July 8. Written by Teri K. Feigelson, this play is the winner of Playhouse on the Square's 2014 NewWorks Playwriting competition. The drama reveals a Southern farm family coping with an uncertain future. Directed by Ken Zimmerman. Thursdays thru Saturdays @ 8:00, Sundays @ 2:00, through July 31. For reservations call Playhouse on the Square 726-4656.

Caroline Sposto:

Ten years ago, playwright, Ruby O'Grady dreamed of honoring women in theatre. Season III of this bi-annual Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Inc. (WTFM), will be held July 10-16. Hattiloo Theatre is the venue chosen for this year's festival which will include an impressive lineup of 34 performances, 6 workshops and daily solo performances in the lobby, featuring artists from New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, North and South Carolina, Arizona, California, Washington, DC, and Tennessee. Also, prior to the opening, on Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9, there will be two children's performances in Hattiloo's Black Box Theatre. For three days, audiences are invited to enjoy quality theatrical performances written by women, directed by women and about women at the third biennial Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis. Tickets can be purchased here: Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis Season III

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