Dallas's Pegasus Theatre mounts third annual new play reading festival

The mission of Pegasus Theatre is to produce new and original comedies in a professional setting, highlighting the talents of North Texas theatre artists.

 

The Fresh Reads 2019 Festival of New Plays will take place at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas May 16-25, 2019. This is the third annual new play reading festival during which the Pegasus Theatre will present three brand new comedies.

 

Saturday morning cereal ads, talentless actors, and ghostly apparitions all get skewered this time around, according to KERA’s Art & Seek. Attend Saturday Mornings by Tammy Venable, Romeo by Kevin Yancey, and Palais de Sang by Rick Evans and Jake Mathis, then vote for your favorite to help determine a festival winner.

 

Romeo by Kevin Yancey

Directed by Alex Wade

 

Shakespeare meets Monty Python in this homage to the untalented and unstoppable would-be actors of the world. Although others see him as an obvious buffoon, Robert Cox fancies himself an actor, with a God-given gift he must share with his public. And share he does, when he miraculously snags a spot as the lead actor for a British theatrical troupe. The Bard will never seem the same to you after you’ve seen Robert Cox mangle some of history’s greatest roles. Romeo will be presented Thursday, May 16 and Saturday, May 25.

 

Saturday Mornings by Tammy Venable

Directed by Ben Schroth

 

When best friends Lauren and Jane accidentally summon a leprechaun named Lucky, they find themselves transported to a dimension eerily similar to our own, from which they can return only when they each find their one true love. The women soon discover that true love is more difficult than they thought and that life is more than just Saturday morning cartoons. Saturday Mornings will be presented Friday, May 17 and Thursday, May 23.

 

Palais de Sang by Evan Ricks and Jake Mathis

Directed by Morgan Haney

 

The Bogarts have just bought their dream home … or will it be a nightmare? The previous owners were found dead in blood-stained sheets shortly after moving in. Everyone says the house is haunted, but nothing will deter the Bogarts from realizing their dream of home ownership. Then an inept chorus of ghouls and ghosts try to change their minds. Palais de Sang will be presented Saturday, May 18 and Friday, May 24.

 

Pegasus Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre that began operations in October 1985 with a fixed performing space in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas. The mission of Pegasus Theatre is to produce new and original comedies in a professional setting, highlighting the talents of North Texas theatre artists.