Texas/Regional Premiere of WASTELAND by Susan Felder
We are pleased to announce unMasqued’s next production. . .
WASTELAND by Susan Felder will have it’s Texas/Regional Premiere at StageWest’s Studio Theatre August 20th-23rd before heading to Oklahoma City University August 27th-29th and then the Rochester Fringe Festival in New York for a run September 22nd-25th.
The production will be directed by Jeffrey Schmidt (Best Director of 2013 by the Dallas Observer) and will star Co-Artistic Directors Drew Feldman and Ty Fanning. The play had its world premiere at TimeLine Theater Company in Chicago, IL in 2012 where the Chicago Tribune called it, “A superbly directed production that progressively pulls you deeper and deeper into its carefully honed subterranean landscape. . . you come to see Wasteland, which is quite subtly written, as a kind of metaphor for political division. . . “.
Synopsis: “An American soldier, captured by the enemy in Vietnam and isolated in an underground cell, hears a voice from the other side of his prison wall. . Separated by divergent backgrounds, opposing worldviews and solid ground, the two men battle loss of faith, dire conditions and each other. They strive to survive through humor, popular music, childhood games and Star Trek episodes. While we follow the struggle of both men, only one is seen onstage.
An affirmation of the extraordinary power of human connection in even the darkest and most divided times.”
Current Dates of performances and locations:
August 20th-23rd at StageWest Theatre in Ft. Worth, TX
August 27th-29th at Oklahoma City University in OKC, OK
September 22nd-25th at the Rochester Fringe Festival in Rochester, NY
Full Press Release at BroadwayWorld