Austin, Texas' Live Oak Theatre will, on Sept. 17, revisit one of its early successes: Larry L. King's The Night Hank Williams Died. In 1988, the King drama received one of its first productions at Live Oak, and then went on to play Off-Broadway and around the nation.
Hank Williams tells of residents of the fictional hamlet of Stanley, Texas, including Gus Gilbert, owner of a run-down tavern, and Thurmond Stottle, a former high school football star and failed country-western singer.
Don Toner directs a cast of local favorites, including Steve Fromholz, Jill Parker-Jones and Dirk Van Allen.
Hank Williams runs through Sept. 27 at the State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave. For information, call (512) 472-5143.
-- By Robert Simonson