Preview Production of
Written by Abe Koogler
Directed by Will Davis
February 28, March 6, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
March 2 at 5:00 p.m.
About the play
Bear Creek is a small town. So when rumor spreads of an impending visit from the President himself, everyone gets very excited. There’s just one problem – no one knows when he’s coming, or why. And who’s that mysterious man in a dark suit, asking all those questions? A dark comedy about the way we live now.
This play includes mature content.
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About the playwright
Abe Koogler is a graduate playwright at UT-Austin’s Michener Center for Writers. He is a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice, a Theatre Masters Visionary Playwright, and winner of the Kennedy Center ACTF’s Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting. Abe is also co-artistic director of Underbelly (underbellytheatre.com), a vagabond theatre company. In 2013, Underbelly’s show Slip River won the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Comedy. Underbelly’s newest show, Church of the Passionate Cat, will premiere in Austin in spring 2014. As a performer, Abe appeared in Static and The Cataract at UT. He was raised in Washington State.
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About UTNT (UT New Theatre)
Curated by Steven Dietz and Gia Marotta, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed work of emerging playwrights from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Other 2014 UTNT artists include Abe Koogler, William Anderson, David Turkel, Katie Bender, and Briandaniel Oglesby.