Thursday, March 31, 2011

PARADISE KEY Opens in Austin

This week a new, high-energy production of my play Paradise Key opened in Austin, TX at the Hyde Park Theatre. The production features Austin's own a chick and a dude productions and runs from March 31 through April 16. I'll fly down there next week for a post-show talk-back, and to enjoy the run. Actor / producer Shanon Weaver as David gets locked in the room with Tom Green as Halb, while Melissa Livingston directs. Dangerous fun.

UPDATE: After a great opening weekend, the production received critical praise, and strong audiences responses. I was able to participate in a talk-back session after a show this past Friday, and every last audience member stayed in their seats to listen. Check out these reviews online:

"Buckle your chin strap."
"Excellent performances by both Tom Green and Shannon Weaver tell the uncomfortable story."

"Poynor has great strengths as a playwright."
"Two characters, one room, and a ticking clock."
  - The Austin Chronicle

DOUBLE UPDATE: Also, we had a chance to do a radio interview for KUT, the awesome Public Radio station in town.