The Wimberley Players open their 2005 season with
Talking Heads at the Greenhouse Theatre in Woodcreek. Directed by Albert Rouse, the show features Judith Laird as the frustrated and non-believing wife of an Anglican clergyman, Allan Eastwood as an older bachelor who is unable to leave his mother and unwilling to share her with a newly discovered old flame, and Jenny Benedict as a spinster who gets into serious trouble writing malicious gossip in letters to anyone and everyone in authority. Performances will run from January 21 to 30 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and Sunday at 2.30 pm.
In 1987 acclaimed British playwright Alan Bennett
(The Madness of King George) wrote six extended monologues to be performed in Britain on BBC television under the umbrella title of Talking Heads. A few years later the series was presented in America on PBS.
describes Alan Bennett: "One of Britain's most distinguished playwrights, Bennett has exploded the old TV adage that nothing is as tedious as
'talking heads' with his succession of riveting soliloquies titled just that. His monologues feature gripping stories, an intensity of delivery and a mastery of humor, passion and sadness."
Writer Alan Bennett
The Wimberley Players have chosen to present the best three of these monologues and all three will be presented at each performance.
Each monologue, in its own way, reflects Alan Bennett's marvelously observant view of the British way of life. Because they show real people in real life situations, they deal with situations that most of us are familiar with in our everyday lives. They are touching and real, and very funny. Alan Bennett's wit shines through these beautifully written scripts as he uses his characters to share with the audience the problems that each of them face. This unique theatrical experience should not be missed.
To reserve your seats by credit card please call the Players Box Office anytime at 512-847-0575 or visit the Box Office in the lobby of the Ozona Motor Bank between 1 and 5 PM Monday through Friday from Jan 17th. Tickets are $13.
- Biography from the Museum of Broadcast
Talking Heads 2: Miss Fozzard Finds Her
Feet - Patricia Routledge starring as a garrulous spinster who plunges feet first into a shocking
Theatre - Presented the series on PBS