Water Tower Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Jack the Ripper Musical

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Texas' Water Tower Theatre has announced that its 2015-16 season will feature the world premiere of Creep, Dallas playwright Donald Fowler's original thriller musical based on the legend of Jack the Ripper.

Kicking off the new season, Creep features a book, music and lyrics by Fowler and is set to be directed by Kate Galvin. The musical, which has received numerous staged readings in the last five years, will explore the dark truths surrounding the myth of Jack the Ripper and the lengths we will go to in order to survive.

"I wanted to make something that's really scary," Fowler told the Dallas Observer earlier this year. "I want people to leave the theater shaken up." Performances will run Oct. 2-25.

The season continues with Michele Riml's romantic comedy Sexy Laundry, about long-married couple Alice and Henry and their attempts to spice up their love life over a weekend spent in a fancy hotel. Directed by Terry Martin, performances will run Nov. 20-Dec. 13.

The new year will launch with the regional premiere of Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. The play, based on William Golding's celebrated novel of the same name, follows a group of schoolboys' attempts at civilization following their abandonment on a desert island. When the group splits into opposing tribes, morality codes become dangerously blurred. Performances will run Jan. 22-Feb. 14, 2016.

Next will be The Big Meal, written by Dan LeFranc and directed by Emily Scott Banks. The play, set in a suburban chain restaurant, explores the love, trials and resilience of families and the moments that make up a life. Performances will run April 15-May 8, 2016. The season will also feature Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, the regional premiere of Richard Bean's Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors and the 15th annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival.

Fore more information and to purchase subscription tickets, visit WaterTowerTheatre or call (972) 450-6232. The Water Tower Theatre is located at 15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX.

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