Out of the Loop Festival begins

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 Ever wondered where all of Dallas’ top thespians and performance artists congregate?

The 2010 Out of the Loop Festival begins this weekend at WaterTower Theatre in Addison.
This festival offers the opportunity for current or aspiring that theater, dance and music companies to experiment with new work.
 

The diversity at this festival has slowly made it one of the most talked about festivals in North Texas. Theater troupes and dance companies flock from all over to present their work. The festival runs March 4-14 and offers a variety of performances.
 

Some of the shows on display are:
 

Club 119 Productions: “I Sing!”
This is musical tale of betrayal, love triangles and desire that centers around five young New Yorkers facing their future. “I Sing!” was originally produced off-Broadway at the Maverick Theater in the summer of 2001.  The show is a collaborative effort of several local performers including Alexander Ross, who can also currently be seen in the Uptown Players production of Equus.
Performance times:
  • Sat. March 6 & 13: 2:00 p.m.
  • Sun. and Tues. March 7 & 9 : 7:30 p.m.
 

Rite of Passage Theatre Co.: “Binge”
Written by Thomas Ward,  this is the dark comedy about an obese man who prepares to undergo a gastric bypass surgery. The play explores the topics of vanity, compulsive behavior and questions the real motives behind what has been coined as “self-improvement.” This play, directed by Clay Wheeler, won the Stage West’s Third Annual Texas Playwriting Competition in August 2009.
Performance Times:
  • Thurs. March 4: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sun. March 7: 2:00 p.m.
  • Sun. March 14: 5:00pm
 

Watertower Theatre: “My First Time”
MyFirstTime.com began as a Web site that allowed people to anonymously share true stories about their first sexual experiences. This instant phenomena is now being shared on stage, as the theater company hosting the event puts on Ken Davenport’s compilation of the best stories from the Web site. The regional premiere of this show promises to “have you laughing in the aisles.”
Performance times:
  • Fri. March 5: 8:00 p.m.
  • Sat. March 6: 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. March 10: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. March 13: 8:00 p.m.
These are just three of the 20 shows featured in the festival Tickets to each individual show are $10 and festival passes, good for one admission to each event are $60 and are available through the WaterTower Theatre box office. To order your tickets or for a full schedule of the events call 972. 450. 6232 or visit www.watertowertheatre.org.

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