DIRT DOGS THEATRE CO. OPENS SOPHO­MORE SEA­SON WITH LIFE X 3

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Pro­duc­tion Dates:

Au­gust 25-Septem­ber 9, 2017 Fri­days & Satur­days, Aug 25, 26, Sept 1,2,8,& 9 | 8:00pm Thurs­days, Aug 31 & Sept 7 | 7:30pm Mon­day, Sept 4 | 7:30pm

Open­ing Night:

Fri­day, Au­gust 25, 2017 (cham­pagne re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the per­for­mance)

HOUS­TON, TX — Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) dishes out Sancerre and Cheez-Its as the starter to its 2017-18 sea­son, with the gritty com­edy, Life X 3, by Yas­mina Reza. DDTCo. Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Trevor B. Cone, is at the helm of the witty and acer­bic play, which presents three ver­sions of the same story, and runs for three weeks at MATCH.

Orig­i­nally com­posed in French asTrois ver­sions de la vie and trans­lated by Christopher Hamp­ton, Life X 3 is

a study of how the sim­plest and most random of events can change the out­comes in life. When din­ner guests, Hu­bert (John Kaiser) and his wife, Inez (Melissa J. Mayo), ar­rive on the wrong night, Henry (Kevin Daugh­erty) and So­nia (Ka­t­rina Ellsworth Am­mons) are forced to re­ceive them with no warn­ing, no food, and an un­pre­dictable six-year-old (Kyle An­thony Mosley) who won’t go to sleep. Henry, an as­tro­physi­cist who hasn’t pub­lished in three years, has just one shot at get­ting the in­flu­en­tial Hu­bert to rec­om­mend his longed-for pro­mo­tion. Or might he have two; or even three?

ABOUT THE PLAY­WRIGHT Yas­mina Reza is a French play­wright, ac­tress, novelist and screen­writer, best known for her plays Art and God of Car­nage, both of which won Olivier Awards in Lon­don and Tony Awards on Broad­way. Her other plays in­clude

Con­ver­sa­tions Af­ter a Burial, The Pas­sage of Win­ter, and The Un­ex­pected Man. Reza has au­thored sev­eral nov­els, in­clud­ing Ham­merklavier, L’Aube le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Evening, or Night), and Une Dé­so­la­tion. Ac­cord­ing to Reza, “things are never clear in real life, so why should they be in art?”

ABOUT THE DI­REC­TOR Trevor B. Cone,who isalso a found­ing mem­ber of Dirt Dogs Theatre Co., has di­rected and de­signed sev­eral Hous­ton pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing the first three selec­tions of last sea­son’s Five by TENN (Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.),The Break of Noon (Queens­bury Theatre), Be­low the Belt (Coun­try Play­house), Death and the Maiden, Su­pe­rior Donuts, and The Merry Wives of Wind­sor (Theatre South­west).

Artis­tic Di­rec­tor, Malinda L. Beck­ham, is the play’s As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor,

Scenic and Cos­tume De­signer. Light­ing is by John Baker and Sound is by Trevor B. Cone. Blake Smith is the Stage Man­ager and Amanda Dale is the Light­ing and Sound Oper­a­tor.

ABOUT DIRT DOGS THEATRE CO.

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. cre­ates multi-faceted the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions that en­rich and en­ter­tain au­di­ences, in­spire artists, and honor play­wrights. The com­pany was estab­lished in 2015 by Hous­ton theatre vet­er­ans, Trevor B. Cone, Malinda L. Beck­ham, and John Baker. Dirt Dogs col­lab­o­rates with Hous­ton artists and play­wrights to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for new works to be seen, and pre­vi­ously pro­duced ones to breathe new life.

photo by Gary Grif­fin

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