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Nutshell

January 24 - 25, 2020

  • by C. Denby Swanson

  • Directed by Leslie Swackhamer

  • NEUHAUS THEATRE

  • ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL Reading

  • THE RUN TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • Age Recommendation: Age 14 and up

Overview

Frances Glessner Lee, the "mother of forensic science" and creator of The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, has been dead since 1962. But that doesn’t stop her from hijacking a seminar on homicide investigation in Baltimore. She’s come to investigate a crime. But which crime? Austin playwright C. Denby Swanson’s play Nutshell is inspired by a vital real-life character who demands to know: who gets justice?

Schedule:
Friday, January 24 at 4:00 p.m.*
Saturday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m.*

*Join us for a post-show discussion after the reading. 

All Alley All New workshop performances and readings are free and open to the public. Seating at the Alley All New Festival is general admission, with priority seating for festival package holders. Learn more about our new festival seating policy here.

This play reading contains descriptions of violence. For more specific information, please call the Box Office at 713-220-5700 or speak with House Management in the lobby pre-show.

Originally commissioned by The Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.
Nutshell received readings in Ensemble Studio Theatre's First Light Festival and the 2018 Festival of New Texas Plays at Austin Playhouse.

Creative Team

Debs Ramser

Stage Manager

The Cast

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Elizabeth Bunch

as Frances

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Michelle Elaine

as Stage Directions

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Dylan Godwin

as George Magrath

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Molly Searcy

as Unknown Woman