by Austin Playhouse

Apr. 04 - May. 04, 2014

When the ghosts of their past are unleashed, the residents of an exclusive retirement community must come to terms with lost love, triumphs, fears, and the choices that haunt and connect us all. This moving new play by award-winning local playwright Cyndi Williams, reminds us that the most important moments of our lives are often the ones that defy explanation.

Roaring stars Austin Playhouse Acting Company members Mary Agen Cox (Smart Joan), Hildreth England (Melanie),Babs George (Pretty Joan), Claire Grasso (Riley), Margaret Hoard (Lily), Huck Huckaby(Johnny), Molly Karrasch (Lil), Stephen Mercantel (Bobby), and Ben Wolfe (Eli the Medical Guy).

Direction, dramaturgy, and set design by Lara Toner, lighting design by Don Day, costume design byBuffy Manners,sound design by Joel Mercado-See, andvideo design by Lowell Bartholomee.


Roaring was commissioned by Austin Playhouse in 2012.   In conjunction with Ms. Williams, the play was developed with Artistic Director Lara Toner and through workshop readings with the Austin Playhouse Acting Company.  Austin Playhouse is proud to be presenting its world premiere. 

In 2008, Austin Playhouse produced the world premiere of another Cyndi Williams play, Dug Up, also directed by Lara Toner, which won the Austin Critics’ Table David Mark Cohen New Play Award. Other plays by Ms. Williams include A Name For a Ghost to Mutter (Harvest Festival of New American Plays, Larry L. King Award), Where Are They Now? (Austin Critics Table, Best Production of a Drama), Fish, andAmerican Arcana.  Roaring is the recipient of a ScriptWorks Finer Point award.


The Austin Playhouse 2013-2014 Season  will close witha production of The Foreigner by Larry Shue, May 23 – June 22, 2014.

by Cyndi Williams
Austin Playhouse

April 04 - May 04, 2014
Austin Playhouse
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752

April 4 – May 4, 2014ThursdaysSaturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundaysat 5 p.m.

TICKETS:  $28 Thursday/Friday, $30 Saturday/Sunday, $35 Opening Night

BOX OFFICE: 512.476.0084 or online at

DISCOUNTS: All student tickets are half-price. $3 discount for Seniors 65 and up.

THURSDAYS Limited Pick-Your-Price Rush tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to show-time for eachThursday performance.