Theatre TCU’s “Lone Star” and “Laundry & Bourbon” will feature a battle of the sexes.The companion plays reveal it all. From the truth about men and women to love and war, playwright James McCLure covers these issues in two plays according to the production press release.
“Lone Star” and “Laundry & Bourbon” are directed by two students in the Studio Theatre of the Walsh Center on Oct. 11 to 13, said junior theatre major Jessica Lind.
Lind, the director of “Lone Star,” said she is nervous about directing a play for the first time. She said she hopes the production lives up to the poetry McLure wrote in 1979.
Junior theatre major Diana Bloxom, spokeswoman for the theatre department, said rehearsal for the play began around Sept. 17.
For Your Info
Showtimes are Oct. 11 and 12 at 5:30 p.m. or Oct. 13 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The TCU Box Office is open from 12:20 to 5:30 p.m. Call 817-257-5770 to reserve tickets.
Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for TCU students, faculty and staff, senior citizens (60+) and students from other schools.
The production includes adult themes and language.
“Lone Star” and “Laundry & Bourbon” are two separate acts and will be separated by an intermission, but the productions will be presented as one play because they correspond with each other, said senior theatre major Jessica Broadaway.
Broadaway, the director of “Laundry and Bourbon,” said the play is a woman’s perspective of a relationship and the components of marriage. The main character in “Laundry & Bourbon” is married to the main character in “Lone Star,” which reflects the husband’s point of view, Broadaway said.
The setting for both plays is Maynard, Texas, a fictional small town, Lind said. It renders the idea that a small town doesn’t coincide with “simple,” she said.
“The simple life is not so simple,” Lind said.
The theatre department selected both plays, Lind said, and the reason she applied to direct “Lone Star” is because it speaks profoundly and is funny.
Bloxom said the reason the department chose the plays is because they are short, and the department selects shorter plays when students direct them.
Junior theatre major Andrew Milbourn plays the main character in “Lone Star” and Susan Helvenston, sophomore theatre major, plays the principal role in “Laundry & Bourbon.