Artemisia has announced the cast for its Midwest Premiere of Traci Godfrey’s SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, directed by Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia’s Artistic Director. The production features Chicago favorites Wendye Clarendon,(Ellie) who was wonderful in Shear Madness at the Chicago Theatre, and Carrie Lee Patterson, (Kate) who delighted audiencesas Gwendolyn in The Odd Couple at Drury Lane Oakbrook. The cast also features Tonya Simmons, (Samantha) known for her terrific performance as Mrs. Barry in Anne of Green Gables and John Wehrman, (Alan John) who was recently seen as Pato in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Clarendon and Patterson were featured in the Fall Festival 2016 reading of SWEET TEXA S RECKONING, which was the audience favorite and won the vote to be fully produced as part of Artemisia’s 2017-18 Theatre Season.“Playwright Traci Godfrey is that rare combination of great theatre artist and gifted storyteller. We love her characters because we recognize their humanity. SWEET TEXAS RECKONING takes us home in so many hilarious and inspiring ways,” says Julie Proudfoot, director. In addition to being named the Artemisia Fall Festival 2016 Audience Favorite, “Sweet Texas Reckoning” was the first place winner of the New Works of Merit 2016 International Competition.
Sweet Texas Reckoning runs from June 8 through June 30 at The Frontier Theatre, with performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm. There is a one-time only matinee performance on Saturday, June 8 at 2 pm. Doors & Box Office open thirty minutes before each performance. Ticket prices are $25, $15 (enter INDUSTRY to receive the discount) and 2 for 1 tickets through Artemisia’s VIP Pass. Tickets can be purchased at artemisiatheatre.org or by calling 312.725.3780. Group Tickets are also available. The Midwest Premiere of SWEET TEXAS RECKONING is sponsored by Windy City Times.
ABOUT TRACI GODFREY, PLAYWRIGHT
TRACI GODFREY is an award winning actor and playwright. Her writing credits include Hotter Than Georgia Asphalt, The Pink Perfection, Jamboni Macaroni (for children’s television), Miles To Go Before I Sleep (produced in London and New York), Spitting Image, a screenplay about nepotism in Hollywood, and SWEET TEXAS RECKONING,the Panndora’s Box Festival 2015, 1st Place Winner; New Works of Merit 2016 International Competition, 1st Place Winner; Thespis Festival New York 2015; Artemisia Fall Festival 2016 Audience Favorite, slated for full production in Chicago in 2018. As an actress, Traci is known for her long-time roles on Law & Order Criminal Intent and As The World Turns, as well as many guest appearances on Sopranos, All My Children, Law &Order, One Live To Live, and Another World, as well as numerous theatre credits.
Artemisia produces plays that empower women, gives playwrights career-altering opportunities and brings groundbreaking new theatre to Chicago audiences, who are engaged as a vital part of Artemisia’s play selection process.
ARTEMISIA VIP PASS*
Artemisia offers a VIP Pass for $25. The VIP Pass gets youhalf-priced tickets to SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, invitations to post-show receptions, free Saturday morning Chicago Theatre Events and so much more. VIP Passes are available to purchase at ArtemisiaTheatre.org.
Artemisia’s Midwest premiere of SWEET TEXAS RECKONING is sponsored by Windy City Times, The Voice of Chicago's Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Queer Community since 1985.
Empower women through theatre while building your brand. Sponsor our Midwest Premiere of SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, by Traci Godfrey, running June 8-30, 2018, at The Frontier Theatre in Edgewater. Benefits include your business website and logo linked to our website, Business Spotlight in Windy City Times, Social Media and Email Marketing. For more information and to become a sponsor contact Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot at email@example.com.
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