Striking Twelve and Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler to Make TX Premieres

News   Striking Twelve and Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler to Make TX Premieres The Inevitable Theatre Company will present the Dallas-area premiere of Jeff Whitty's The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler and a world premiere reading of a new musical as part of its 2008-2009 season.

Inevitable Theatre Company, which offered the Dallas-area premiere of Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God last season, will begin its season with the Texas premiere of Groovelily's Striking 12.

Striking 12 – running Dec. 4-20 – "is a minimalist holiday musical that fuses rock, jazz, and musical theatre with a contemporary story about a man who must work late on New Year's Eve, but an unexpected visit from a bohemian light bulb seller causes his holiday malaise to melt away as the snow begins to fall on a new year. Integrated into this urban narrative is the Hans Christian Andersen classic story, 'The Little Match Girl.'"

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler – running May 14-30, 2009 – begins as "Ibsen's tragic heroine Hedda awakes in Limbo with a splitting headache; no wonder, she's just shot herself in the head the night before. As she discovers the horrible (and hilarious) truth about herself, she is joined by Mammy (yes, that Mammy, from 'Gone with the Wind'), Medea, two gay characters from the iconic 1960s play The Boys in the Band, and a collection of bickering Jesuses, among others, on a raucous yet poignant quest to end to her cyclical existence."

Also planned is a concert reading of Gordon: A Barenaked Musical, based on the tune-stack from the band the Barenaked Ladies. The developmental musical "follows the story of a modern Everyman haunted by a crime of passion which destroys the one thing he loves most in the world. Gordon is full of love, laughter, suspense, real green dresses, and boxes and boxes of Kraft Dinner."

A date for the reading will be announced in the future. Inevitable Theatre Company intends to stage a fully mounted production of Gordon as part of the 2009-2010 season. Under the producing artistic direction of Robert Neblett, Inevitable will also present two or three additional staged readings as part of its OnBook New Play Development Initiative.

The Inevitable Theatre Company performs at the Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 E. Lawther Drive in Dallas, TX.

For further information phone (972) 215-8059 or visit www.inevitabletheatre.org.