by Vortex Repertory Theatre
Sep. 11 - Sep. 12, 2015
For years, Eller Freeman has raised her grandson, Jaybo, in the same ramshackle house by the railroad tracks where she grew up. Their love has seen them through loss and violence, but as Jaybo struggles to imagine a future as a mixed-race young man in rural Georgia, Eller’s mind begins to deteriorate, and the ghosts of a long-buried crime rise from the depths of memory, demanding justice even if it means destroying the home that Eller and Jaybo have built with their hearts. An intimate family drama haunted by the traumas of race and class in the South, TERMINUS is another visceral and heartbreaking chapter in Gabriel Jason Dean’s cycle of plays about the Georgia working class, THE ATTAPULGUS ELEGIES.
In 2013, The VORTEX produced a new draft of Gabriel Jason Dean's QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT to tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike, winning 7 B. Iden Payne Awards including Best Production of a Comedy and Best Original Script. TERMINUS reunites playwright Gabriel Jason Dean with QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT star Jennifer Underwood, director Rudy Ramirez and the celebrated design and production team of The VORTEX for another journey to Attapulgus County, GA.
This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
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September 11 - September 12, 2015
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
A staged reading September 11-12, 2015, 8 pm
Audience discussion after each reading.
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Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
Free Parking. Bus Route.
The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm with full bar, hand-crafted cocktails, and snacks.
Patrizi’s @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm with delicious homemade Italian food.