First Annual Arts on the Bayou Theater Festival
Jefferson- The first two weekends in August, the City of Jefferson will host the First Annual Arts on the Bayou Theater Festival! See all five productions for about the same as a single ticket. $25 buys entrance to all five productions! Support the arts in East Texas and visit beautiful Jefferson this August!
Tickets are valid for one performance of each production but for your convenience may be spread across both weekends. You might choose to see three productions the first weekend and two the next. The limitation is that you cannot use one ticket to see the same production more than one time.
Friday, August 3, at 8 p.m.”The Gin Game,” by D. L. Coburn Karl Frederickson, director.
The “Gin Game” is a two-act, four-scene play about a woman in her twilight years, Fonsia Dorsey, enters a “home for the aged” and is for awhile saved from melancholy by the crusty charm of Weller Martin. Intense Dialogue–Mature Material–No Children Please
Saturday, August 4,at 2 p.m. “Bats in Your Belfries” by Robin McGee.
Although this melodrama is not quite historically correct, it does skirt on the fringe of Jefferson history. Of course, Jay Gould was a real person, a railroad magnate that tried to put a railroad through Jefferson, and he put a curse on the city, that is where the accuracy stops.
Saturday, August 4, at 5 p.m. “Tales of the Texas Tumbleweed, A Collection of a Wandering Mind,” Staring Derek Duncan.
Saturday, August 4, at 8 p.m. The Red Velvet Cake War by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten Sara Whitaker, director.
Laugh until you cry as the Texan characters vie to make the perfect Red Velvet Cake. This is a riotously funny Southern-fried comedy. Three cousins picked the very worst time for their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have become a delicious scandal in the small town of Sweetgum and the eyes of Texas are upon them.
Sunday, August 5, at 2 p.m. “Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy” by Paul Zindel Sara Whitaker, director.
This highly theatrical production offers hilarious and stinging insights as we watch a poignant story about abandoned children and their whirlwind of activity as some want to divvy-up the household, while others hold out for the parents’ return.
Friday, August 10, at 8 p.m. “The Gin Game,” by D. L. Coburn Karl Frederickson, director.
Saturday, August 11, at 2 p.m. The Red Velvet Cake War, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten Sara Whitaker, director.
Saturday, August 11, at 5 p.m. “Tales of the Texas Tumbleweed, A Collection of a Wandering Mind,” Staring Derek Duncan.
Saturday, August 11, at 8 p.m. “Bats in Your Belfries” by Robin McGee.
Sunday, August 12, at 2 p.m. “Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy,” by Paul Zindel Sara Whitaker, director.