Poor Boys’ Chorus, November 7-9, 12-16
By Brian Kettler
Directed by Natalie Novacek
As a general rule. Closer to law.
The first commandment in our town reads:
Poor Boys don’t talk to Rich Girls.
About the play
Summer in a small town. Beautiful Annabel strikes up a tentative friendship with Steeds, a poor orphan. A carnival sweeps through, featuring the mysterious illusionist, Bill the Magnificent. Plans are hatched, promises are broken, and innocent mistakes produce tragic consequences. Poor Boys’ Chorus uses rhythm, light and magic to tell a story that is poignant, timeless and uniquely theatrical.
There will be a total of eight performances across two weekends.
November 7-8, 12-15 at 7:30pm
November 9 & 16 at 2:00pm
About the Playwright
Brian Kettler is a third-year M.F.A. candidate in Playwriting at UT-Austin. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and the National Theater Institute. He was the recipient of the 2012 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama. His full-length plays include School Suspension, Personal and Poor Boys’ Chorus.His short play, Clown Room, was featured in the 2014 Theater Masters National M.F.A. Playwrights Festival, with production in Aspen and New York City.
About the Director
Natalie Novacek tells raw and daring stories with effortless staging through contemporary, language-driven scripts. She is the artistic director of Loudmouth Collective, known in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN for tackling challenging solo performance and engaging small-ensemble theatrical events. Natalie was a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Selection Team Directing Fellow. She is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Student Activities Center Blackbox
Located on The University of Texas at Austin campus
2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
Brian Kettler - Playwright
Natalie Novacek - Director
Rachel Atkinson - Lighting Design
Jessica Forte - Assistant Stage Manager
Joseph Heike - Stage Manager
Teena Sauvola - Scenic Design
Kelsey Vidic - Costume Design
Find the online ticket reservation form here. Admission is free; Seating is Limited.
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees – this does include theADA on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons to the Texas Performing Arts complex are encouraged to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. A discounted parking rate of $3 can be purchased on-line at:https://utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/venue. The discounted parking is only available online until 10pm, the day prior to an event. Please read signs carefully.
$12 Event Parking is also available for purchase in person on the day of your event at the entrances to the surrounding surface lots and garages.
Ensure that you select “Department of Theatre and Dance” as your venue to find links to parking.
For more information, call 512-471-5793.