Starbright & Vine
runs Feb 27 through Mar 23
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
A sharp and biting new comedy. Two stubborn, jaded celebrities, a 70-something comic and a younger writer, are forced together against their will to create one grand finale sketch to be aired on national television. Late nights and forgotten memories lead to hilarious blow-outs and heartbreaking discoveries. But when it comes down to it, these two bitter and lost souls find something in each other that they didn’t expect. Note: contains strong language!
Richard J. Allen is a two-time Emmy-Award winning writer who also serves as Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. His plays have been seen on local stages over the past three decades, beginning with a staged reading of Seducing Sally at Stage West in 1995. His most recent work, The Seduction and Deception of Mozart was produced at the University of Texas, Arlington’s Mainstage Theatre in 2012. Among Allen’s other plays that have been produced or presented as staged readings are Professor Allen Writes a Book about Popular Culture (Scott Theatre, 2010); Return to Planet Zoloft (Fort Worth Country Day School, 20007); and The Man Who Killed Rock Monennoff (Theatre-in-the-Square, Marietta, Georgia, 1989). Parashah Plays – Allen’s collection of short comic plays based on the Bible – are published by Behrman House (2000) and performed at synagogues and schools across America. Richard’s television credits include Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and As the World Turns. He is blissfully married to Cantor Sheri Allen and has three spectacular children: Jeremy, Emily and Rebekah.
Marty Vine - Cliff Stephens*
Blake - Randy Pearlman*
Donna - Audrey Ahern**
Jackie - Lee Jamison*
Director - Jim Covault
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien
Technical Director - Jason Domm
Set Design - Jim Covault
Costume Design - Michael Robinson/Dallas Costume Shoppe
Lighting Design - Michael O'Brien
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett