VORTEX Repertory Company presents the Texas premiere of
Qualities of Starlight
A twisted comedy by Gabriel Jason Dean | Directed by Rudy Ramirez
May.25-Jun.15, 2013; Thursday-Sunday 8pm
Qualities of Starlight is an award-winning twisted comedy about
the expansion of the universe and the contraction of a troubled
family. Previously produced in workshop productions in Atlanta
and Washington D.C, Qualities of Starlight now debuts at The
VORTEX in its definitive version.
Theo Turner is a young cosmologist on the verge. But Theo’s
“big bang” isn’t theoretical. His universe
explodes when he and his wife travel to the Appalachian South
to visit his parents about an impending adoption only to discover
that Theo's aging parents are meth addicts. Science crashes
violently into nature, identities shift, memories speak, and
the future can only be won by renegotiating the past. The
cosmos is no more wondrous than a troubled human family improvising
its path into the future.
Staring Jennifer Underwood, Dennis Bailey, Toby Minor, and
Andréa Suzanne Rebecca Smith. Directed by Rudy Ramirez.
Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick
Anthony. Costume Design by Michelle Symons. Sound Design by
David DeMaris. Prop Design by Helen Parish. Dramaturgy by
Carrie Kaplan and Natashia Lindsey.
$30-$25 Priority Seating, $15-$20 General Admission, $10 Starving
2-for-1 admission on Thursdays and Sundays with donation of
2 canned goods for SafePlace.
Limited seating. Advanced Purchase Recommended.
Qualities of Starlight registers as a welcome find.”
~ Washington Post
and entertaining new play…Qualities of Starlight
shows people determined to recover from the bruises of
the past and move towards a brighter, more hopeful future.”~
DC Theatre Scene
"So dang funny!"
~ VSA Arts of Georgia
Qualities of Starlight is presented with the assistance of
SCRIPTWORKS through their FINERPOINT FUND FOR NEW PLAY PRODUCTION
and funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company,
a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the
City of Austin through the Economic Growth and Redevelopment
Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment
in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin