Previews of Departing Attractions, a collection of short plays by local playwright Lowell Bartholomee, running August 5–20, 2022 at Austin Playhouse's new West Campus venue.
Commissioned by Austin Playhouse, Previews of Departing Attractions is a collection of witty, yet poignant short plays tied together by loss and humor. In addition to newly commissioned works, Bartholomee has revisited past pieces to curate an evening filled with his trademark humor, wit, and insight. Bartholomee will also direct and serve as sound and video designer.
The ensemble cast includes Kareem Badr, Zac Carr, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, David Dubose, Sarah Chong Harmer, Robert Fisher, and Juleeane Villareal.
“As we look hopefully to the future, we also acknowledge and mourn the things we've lost. Not just to a pandemic, but to the shifting sands of Austin's evolution from 'weird college town,' to bustling metropolis. Previews of Departing Attractions uses Bartholomee's work to shine a light on what was so special about arts creation and support in Austin and what could be again,” said Austin Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Lara Toner Haddock.