Our long hiatus is coming to an end! But while we were on hiatus, the Paradox Players leadership team was busy. We have a new Interim Artistic Director, Laura King, and are exploring exciting possibilities for expanding our mission into the Austin theater community, while maintaining our focus on main stage play productions. And of course, Readers’ Theater kept meeting on second Mondays!
Paradox Players is gearing up for a late fall production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as adapted by Christopher Schiaro, and directed by Barbara Abbate. We will open with two Preview shows on the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 24 & 25, and have our opening Gala night on the last Friday in November, the 30th, and continuing on December 1 & 2, and 7-9. Although our renovations will not be complete by then, this play lends itself to being performed in the Sanctuary, which we anticipate will be finished. The personal transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a mean old curmudgeon to a man filled with joy and light is a perfect message for the holiday season!
Paradox Players is also exploring plays for our 2019 Season, and are planning a full season of three plays. We hope to have that list available during the run of A Christmas Carol.