What makes a great tragedy? High hopes? Hard luck? Harrowing, inevitable fate? Gale Theatre Company set out to explore the secrets of tragedy and, along the way, made a play about it. Part hero’s journey and part never ending stair case,Wail asks the question, how do we bare our humanity—humanely? When a young woman arrives in an unfamiliar and strange town, she can’t remember where she came from or how she got there. Time passes, seasons change, and she assumes a new life. As she learns more about the outside world, she also slowly discovers the horrors of her past.
When: October 31- November 15, Thursday- Sunday, 8pm
Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd
Tickets: Available at wail.bpt.me or 512-478-5282
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson
Text by Sarah Loucks
Choreographed by Celina Chapin
Created by the Gale Theatre Ensemble
Featuring: Kimberly Gifford, Ja'Michael Darnell, Mary Catherine,Tim Mateer, and Olivia Jimenez
Scenic & Costume Design by Zoey Cane Belyea
Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony
Technical Direction by Zac Crofford
Produced by Gale Theatre Co. & The VORTEX
Filmed & Edited by Magic Spoon Productions
Gale Theatre Company is an ensemble dedicated to staging new and devised work in Austin and beyond. Gale Theatre is a laboratory, training space, and home for new ideas. Gale aims to make work that is physically daring, visually arresting, emotionally accessible, and dedicated to the enduring power of live performance. galetheatre.org
Wail is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.