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Main-Series Show "Shooting Star" Through May 26

Main-Series Show "Shooting Star" Through May 26

Snowed in overnight at an airport in middle-America, college lovers have an unexpected and life-altering reunion in this smart and sweet comedy from Steven Dietz, one of American theatre’s most-produced contemporary playwrights.

“This is a poetic, romantic middle-aged comedy,” said Director Natasha Tolleson. “So many romantic comedies deal with young people, but this one deals with two middle-aged people that have discovered that life hasn’t turned out exactly like they thought it would.”

The play stars Betsi Chamlee and Joe Rey­nolds. You’ve seen Betsi in many shows at the TCT, most recently The Dixie Swim Club. She is also our youth theatre director. Joe, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, just finished directing The Dining Room.

“Betsi and Joe are very compelling and believable in their roles,” says Tolleson. “There is a quiet, emotional power between the actors, and an ease like when you meet old friends you haven’t seen in a while, and you pick right back up in your relationship.” Tolleson is director of the award-winning Temple High School theatre program and was just featured in the May edition of Tex Appeal magazine.

Evening performances are May 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are May 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are $20 for adults and senior citizens, and $10 for students and children. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day or at the box office, which is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 to 1:30, and one hour before each performance.

The production staff includes Natasha Tolleson, director; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Janet Donaldson, stage manager; Lathe’ Owens, lights; Jody Donaldson, sound and Alison Clifton, costumes. Shooting Star is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Season members -- CLICK HERE for instructions redeeming your coupon code for tickets.

The Temple Daily Telegram featured an wonderful article by Jordan Overturf on Sunday, May 19, 2013, which is reproduced below. Photos are also by Jordan Overturf and additional photos are available on the paper's website. Buy a paper or read the article online at


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