Sundown premieres fresh play,‘Stubbs,’ by TWU alum
Sundown Collaborative Theatre, Denton’s busiest indie theater company, will open its upcoming show April 11.
Sundown Collaborative commissioned Carter Stubbs Takes Flight from Dallas writer Brad McEntire. The play finds Carter Stubbs in the quicksand of good old American ennui. He’s unhappy. His wife is unhappy. And Stubbs’ job isn’t the height of excitement either. When a handful of misfortunes hit at once, Stubbs opens the escape hatch. He lands on a strange Pacific island, where he can examine his true nature without being molested by the obligations of gainful employment or the happily-ever-afters promised by tradition. The play comes to the crucial question: Can Carter Stubbs make a new life?
Tashina Richardson directs.
McEntire gathered his theater education from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico before venturing to Denton, where he earned a degree in playwrighting at Texas Woman’s University. He’s a familiar face in the North Texas theater scene, as the founding artistic director of Audacity Productions from 1999 to 2006. He’s now the artistic director of Audacity Theatre Lab, a post he’s held since 2008.
— Lucinda Breeding
CARTER STUBBS TAKES FLIGHT
Who: Sundown Collaborative Theatre
What: a fable by Brad McEntire
When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 18-21, and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27
Where: April 11-13 and April 18-21 performances are at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone. April 25-27 performances are at Nouveau 47, 1121 1st Ave. in Dallas.
How much: $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, call 940-220-9302. Rated R for mature themes and strong language.