Stages Repertory veteran Sally Edmundson will play Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in the Houston premiere of Full Gallop at the Stages Repertory Theatre, opening Sept. 10. Performances began Sept. 8 for a run through Oct. 3. Stages artistic director Rob Bundy will direct. Gallop finds Vreeland, fashion guru for nearly five decades, after she has been fired from Vogue and is in search of money to begin her next venture. The one-woman piece, penned by Mark Hampton (The Heebie Jeebies) and actress Mary Louise Wilson, originally starred Wilson, who won an Obie and Drama Desk Award for it.
Edmundson has been seen at Stages Rep in All Over, Quills, The Perfect Party, Laughing Wild, Joe Egg, Serenading Louie, Coyote Ugly, The Tempest and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Other credits include roles with the Arkansas Repertory and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
Designing Gallop are Dennis McNabb (sets, costumes), Kirk Markley (lighting), Stefan Stout (sound) and Jodi Bobrovsky (props). Debs Ramser is the production stage manager.
Single tickets are $46-$17 and available by calling (713) 52-STAGES. Stages Repertory Theatre is located at 3201 Allen Parkway at Waugh.
-- By Christine Ehren