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Circle Theatre announces its 2019 Season

Circle Theatre

Fort Worth – July 18, 2018 – Circle Theatre, a professional regional theatre located in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, is proud to announce its 38th season and first under Artistic Director, Matthew Gray. 2019’s line up will include a modern classic, a regional premiere, a musical thriller, and two world premieres from local playwrights.

Mr. Gray states, “We are thrilled to announce our 38th season of extraordinary stories. The season deals with time, the fragility of life and a reminder to us all about what it means to be a member of the human race. I’ve chosen five plays that each will entertain, challenge and address the erosion of empathy in their own compelling, funny and potent ways. My goal is to provide Circle audiences with productions that are entertaining, fearless and original in their theatricality. I can’t wait to see you at the theatre.”

Season tickets are available for current subscribers right now. Season subscriptions will go on sale to the general public on August 16, 2018.

Our Town by Thorton Wilder

Thornton Wilder’s iconic drama makes a rare, not-to-be-missed visit to our stage. This moving story of family, love, loss, and the importance of living in the moment is a true American classic.

Directed by Matthew Gray
January 31 – March 9, 2019
Previews: January 31, February 1, February 2 (matinee)
Opening Night: February 2

Office Hour by Julia Cho

A penetrating drama that could leap from today’s headlines comes to Circle. A troubled student hides behind dark glasses and writes disturbing and provoking literature. Is he venting or really troubled? His professor is the only one willing to get close enough to understand. Will the day end in tragedy, hope…or somewhere in between?

April 18 – May 11, 2019
Previews: April 18, 19, 20 (matinee)
Opening Night: April 20
Regional Premiere

Adult language & subject matter

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street book by Hugh Wheeler Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd is a heart-pounding thriller set on the seedy side streets of 19th century London. Filled with diabolical humor and extraordinary music, this eight-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of an exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family by a lecherous judge.

Directed by Joel Ferrell
June 6 – July 13, 2019
Previews: June 6,7,8 (matinee)
Opening Night: June 8

Adult language & subject matter

A 3D Adventure by Matt Lyle

Matt Lyle’s new play brings a witty energy to Circle’s season as a small theater troupe’s madcap production goes inexplicably, spectacularly off the rails. The actors find themselves cast into a strange, surreal world resembling some of your most beloved films. This epic whirlwind of theater and movie magic is a raucous adventure through time, space, and extremely quotable lines.

Directed by Matthew Gray
August 15 – September 14, 2019
Previews: August 16, 17, 18 (matinee)
Opening Night: August 18
World Premiere

Adult language & subject matter

What We Were by Blake Hackler - Co-Production with Second Thought Theatre

Three sisters in an East Texas town have a dark family secret. Weaving scenes from the past and present, Blake Hackler's What We Were is a story of escaping, coping, and caring, decades in the making. Can one ever truly go home again?

Directed by Christie Vela
September 26 – October 19, 2019
Previews: September 26, 27, 28 (matinee)
Opening Night: September 28
World Premiere

Adult language & subject matter

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