by Overtime Theater
Sep. 22 - Oct. 14
Arthur, a quiet yet neurotic man, is dealing with the traumas of his family's murder, and the fact that he was a suspect in their deaths. He can't seem to leave the past behind him when a detective shows up at his door to question him about a missing girl. Arthur is losing track of time, hearing voices, and his new doll appears to be at the center of it all. An intruder that doesn't seem to exist breaks into his home, and stranger events begin to unfold while Arthur tries to stay in possession of his faculties.
The Overtime Theater continues their tradition of the non-traditional by bringing psychological/supernatural horror to their stage in a premiere performance of The Possession, directed by Alejandro Urdiales. This new play is written by San Antonio-native Michael Burger Song, debuting his 3rd full-length script to be produced at the Overtime Theater.
“I don't want to give away too much, because there are hopefully a lot of surprises in store,” Burger Song says, “but audiences should expect to have the rug pulled out from beneath them at any second.”
The Overtime is also happy to celebrate the 1st time collaboration with director Alejandro Urdiales, who has assisted directed recent productions of Peter and the Starcatcher and Measure for Measure for the Classic Theatre of San Antonio.
Burger Song says he’s emulated feelings of dread horror fans will recognize while watching John Carpenter and Wes Craven movies. “It'll be creepy. It'll be uncomfortable. It's a Halloween show that'll hopefully have audiences going ‘WHOA!’”
“This script is top-notch, and beneath the unraveling mystery, there's a powerful exploration of what it means to be human,” says director Alejandro Urdiales. “I absolutely love a good mystery—it's something I can't get enough of. There's this amazing feeling when you start connecting the dots yourself, almost like you're right there with the actors on the stage. It cranks up the suspense to a whole new level.”
Due to social themes and adult language, this show is not appropriate for children or younger audiences.
Dedicated to providing original, innovative, and accessible entertainment at an affordable price, The Overtime Theater is a nonprofit organization with the mission of bringing “theater for the people” to the San Antonio community through new and thought-provoking stage productions.
September 22 - October 14, 2023
5409 Bandera Road, Unit 205
San Antonio, TX, 78238
Sept. 22 - Oct. 14, 2023, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, with one Sunday matinee on Oct. 1 at 3 pm, and Pay-What-You-Will night now on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8 PM.
The Overtime Theater is located at 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205 on the city’s northwest side.
General admission tickets are $18, or $12 for SATCO members, military and students with a valid ID.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at theovertimetheater.org.