Beyond August at Frontera Fest!
Presenting Sean Sweeney's new play, HEAVEN (By Way of Suicide)
A family comes together as the father, who is terminally ill, prepares to take his own life in lieu of suffering. Each member of the family is forced to reconcile their past discrepancies, while confronting their own religious beliefs. A (very) dark comedy.
Featuring Beyond August's Jill Klopp Turner as well as fellow The Outsider cast member, Darren Scharf.
And stay tuned for news about our next production!
BY PAUL SLADE SMITH
Played October 1st-16th, 2022 at The Rosette Theater, Austin
THE OUTSIDER was directed by Jeff Hinkle
"Political comedy is a tough game these days — not only have those two terms become pretty much redundant, but ultimately (and paradoxically) it can be hard to muster a laugh at the more tragic real-life consequences of policy-making.
But with “The Outsider,” Paul Slade Smith has managed to write a play about politics that’s not only genuinely and consistently funny, but has something eloquent to say about the meaning of leadership."
San Diego Union-Tribune
Amongst a political scandal, Lieutenant Governor Ned Newley, a bumbling wallflower with a paralyzing fear of public speaking, suddenly finds himself thrust into the Governor's chair. Though Ned seems destined to fail in his new role, his political consultants believe that his obvious shortcomings may prove to be his ticket to widespread popularity.
The Cast of THE OUTSIDER: Michael Stuart, Tim Blackwood, Patrick Wheeler, Shannon Embry, Robyn Conner, Jill Klopp Turner, Darren Scharf
Stage Manager: Mindy Griffin
Set of Beyond August Productions' THE OUTSIDER. Rosette Theater.
WONDER OF THE WORLD
BY DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE
October 2021, Trinity Street Playhouse
WONDER OF THE WORLD marked Beyond August Productions' debut. This dark comedy was produced in partnership with City Theatre at Trinity Street Playhouse.
Directed by Andy Berkovsky
Stage Manager: Cris Skinner