East Texas Hot Links
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Apr. 12, 2015

The Spectrum of Black Theatre Reading Series presents EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS written and directed by Eugene Lee. EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS is a dynamic, ruthless portrayal of self-interest and betrayal. Set in pre-integration Texas, this murder mystery follows, eight black, poor, rural Texans in their beloved stomping grounds, Top O’ the Hill Café-a dusty backwoods bar. 

Join us this at Midtown Live Sports Café to witness this combustible situation simmer to its inevitable explosion.

The Spectrum Theatre Company creates professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience with the goal to increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition; encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment on, and model performance excellence; and use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.

The Spectrum of Black Theatre Series offers a unique opportunity for the Austin community to see the readings of plays by African American playwrights, which have had an impact on the theatre world.


About the Playwright/Director

Eugene Lee has an enjoyed an over thirty year career in the entertainment industry. As an actor, his television credits include Good Times, The White Shadow, The Guiding Light, The District, and acting with Oprah Winfrey in The Women of Brewster Place. His film credits include Blacklisted and Coach Carter. Highlights of his long stage career include working with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson in the Pulitzer Prize winning A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller at the Negro Ensemble Company, a Broadway appearance in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, and being a company member for the Kennedy Center’s 10-play cycle tribute to August Wilson. Eugene has also enjoyed success as a playwright with works such as East Texas Hot Links, Fear Itself, Somebody Called: A Tale of Two Preachers, Killingsworth, The Rest of Me, the musical Twist and his most recent work, Lyin’ Ass, a look at one of the first Black female Texas Rangers as she is about to retire. He has also penned episodes for television series including Homicide: Life on the Streets, Walker Texas Ranger, and The Journey of Allen Strange.

Mr. Lee serves as Artist in Residence and Artistic Director of the Texas State University Black and Latino Playwright’s Conference.

East Texas Hot Links
by Eugene Lee
Spectrum Theatre Company

April 12, 2015
Midtown Live
7408 Cameron Avenue
Austin, TX, 78752

Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 2:30 pm.   This event is FREE and open to the public.

Midtown Live Sports Café will have a Sunday Buffet available. Prices are as follows: $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for seniors and $8.00 for children under 12.