Artemisia has announced the cast for its Midwest Premiere of Traci Godfrey’s SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, directed by Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia’s Artistic Director. The production features Wendye Clarendon, (Ellie) who was in Shear Madness at the Chicago Theatre, and Carrie Lee Patterson, (Kate) who was Gwendolyn in The Odd Couple at Drury Lane Oak Brook. The cast also features Tonya Simmons, (Samantha) known for her performance as Mrs. Barry in Anne of Green Gables and John Wehrman, (Alan John) who was recently seen as Pato in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Clarendon and Patterson were featured in the Fall Festival 2016 reading of SWEET TEXA S RECKONING, which was the audience favorite and won the vote to be fully produced as part of Artemisia’s 2017-18 Theatre Season.
“Playwright Traci Godfrey is that rare combination of great theatre artist and gifted storyteller. We love her characters because we recognize their humanity. SWEET TEXAS RECKONING takes us home in so many hilarious and inspiring ways,” says Julie Proudfoot, director. In addition to being named the Artemisia Fall Festival 2016 Audience Favorite, “Sweet Texas Reckoning” was the first place winner of the New Works of Merit 2016 International Competition.
June 8 through June 30
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 6:00 pm.
(One-time only matinee performance on Saturday, June 8 at 2 pm)
The Frontier Theatre
1106 W Thorndale Ave
Chicago, IL 60660