Oral Fixation - Best of Season 3
Posted on August 27, 2014 by Kelsey Ervi
WATERTOWER THEATRE PRESENTS ORAL FIXATION: AN OBSESSION WITH TRUE LIFE TALES, The Best of Season 3 Dallas’ hottest live storytelling series makes a one-night appearance on September 16 at 8 pm ADDISON, TX – WaterTower Theatre
now playing - studio theatre
by Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton
Sponsored in part, by The Town of Addison
As editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Cafe Society, Diana Vreeland chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time. Full Gallop is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life. The one-woman play, starring Diana Sheehan and directed by Terry Martin, is set in August 1971 at Diana Vreeland’s Park Avenue apartment. She has just returned home to New York after four months in Europe --- a trip she took after being fired from Vogue magazine. She throws an impromptu dinner party in the hope that a wealthy friend who is invited will bankroll her in starting a magazine of her own. Other friends, however, attempt to persuade her to take a job at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. In her distinctive style, once she decides in which direction her life will move, she goes at it "full gallop.”
The 2014-2015 season, which will be Terry Martin’s 15th season as Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre, opens with the musical biography of Texas’ most famed outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Bonnie & Clyde (October 10 – November 2, 2014). The holiday show will be the Regional Premiere of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (December 5 – January 4, 2014). The season continues in early January with the Regional Premiere of a co-production with Stage West of The Explorers Club (January 16 – February 8, 2015), and then to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller, the Tony-winning play All My Sons (April 17 – May 10, 2015). The fourth Main Stage series show is a new a play by local playwright Vicki Caroline Cheatwood, Manicures & Monuments (June 5 – 28, 2015). The final production of the season will be the musical Sweet Charity (July 24 – August 16, 2015). The 14th annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival will be held March 5– 15, 2015.
Reviews are in for FULL GALLOP!
"Full Gallop is an intoxicating ride at WaterTower!"
"...Diana Sheehan is divine as fashion doyenne Diana Vreeland."
"Beautifully designed and acted, it generates both a lightheartedness and pathos, much as a great photograph can. It is one even Diana Vreeland wouldn’t need to retouch. "
"Sheehan is captivating to watch..."
"Rarely have I seen such an intoxicating, radiant, bravura evocation as Diana Sheehan's one-woman performance as fashion visionary, Diana Vreeland..."
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001