Production Dates:August 25-September 9, 2017
Opening Night: August 25, 2017
HOUSTON, TX — Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) dishes out Sancerre and Cheez-Its as the starter to its 2017-18 season, with the gritty comedy, Life X 3, by Yasmina Reza. DDTCo. Executive Director, Trevor B. Cone, is at the helm of the witty and acerbic play, which presents three versions of the same story, and runs for three weeks at MATCH.
Originally composed in French asTrois versions de la vie and translated by Christopher Hampton, Life X 3 is a study of how the simplest and most random of events can change the outcomes in life. When dinner guests, Hubert (John Kaiser) and his wife, Inez (Melissa J. Mayo), arrive on the wrong night, Henry (Kevin Daugherty) and Sonia (Katrina Ellsworth Ammons) are forced to receive them with no warning, no food, and an unpredictable six-year-old (Kyle Anthony Mosley) who won’t go to sleep. Henry, an astrophysicist who hasn’t published in three years, has just one shot at getting the influential Hubert to recommend his longed-for promotion. Or might he have two; or even three?
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter, best known for her plays Art and God of Carnage, both of which won Olivier Awards in London and Tony Awards on Broadway. Her other plays include Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter, and The Unexpected Man. Reza has authored several novels, including Hammerklavier, L’Aube le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Evening, or Night), and Une Désolation. According to Reza, “things are never clear in real life, so why should they be in art?”
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Trevor B. Cone,who isalso a founding member of Dirt Dogs Theatre Co., has directed and designed several Houston productions including the first three selections of last season’s Five by TENN (Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.),The Break of Noon (Queensbury Theatre), Below the Belt (Country Playhouse), Death and the Maiden, Superior Donuts, and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Theatre Southwest).
Artistic Director, Malinda L. Beckham, is the play’s Assistant Director, Scenic and Costume Designer. Lighting is by John Baker and Sound is by Trevor B. Cone. Blake Smith is the Stage Manager and Amanda Dale is the Lighting and Sound Operator.
Life X 3
Written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Trevor B. Cone
Featuring [Role: Actor (ZIP) Previous DDTCo. credits]
Henry: Kevin Daugherty (77551) A Steady Rain (Denny)
Sonia: Katrina Ellsworth Ammons (77035) Dirt Dogs debut
Hubert: John Kaiser (77382)The Boundary (Archer Sebastian)
Inez: Melissa J. Mayo (77057)The Boundary (Secretary) and
Five by TENN: Something Unspoken (Grace)
Arnaud: Kyle Anthony Mosley (77584) Dirt Dogs debut
Aug 25‒Sept 9, 2017
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 (champagne reception following the performance)
Fridays & Saturdays, Aug 25, 26, Sept 1, 2, 8, & 9 | 8:00pm
Thursdays, Aug 31 & Sept 7 | 7:30pm
Monday, Sept 4 | 7:30pm
Sundays, Aug 27 & Sept 3 | 2:00pm
Talk back (with director and cast)
Thursdays, Aug 31 & Sept 7 | after the performance
Approximate run time
90 minutes (no intermission)
MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
Matchbox 3, The John P. McGovern Foundation Theater, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
713-521-4533 | matchouston.org/events/life-x-3
Single tickets, $22
ABOUT DIRT DOGS THEATRE CO.
Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. creates multi-faceted theatrical productions that enrich and entertain audiences, inspire artists, and honor playwrights. The company was established in 2015 by Houston theatre veterans, Trevor B. Cone, Malinda L. Beckham, and John Baker. Dirt Dogs collaborates with Houston artists and playwrights to provide an opportunity for new works to be seen, and previously produced ones to breathe new life. www.dirtdogstheatre.org.