BREAKING OUT of SUNSET PLACE closed on Feb. 10, 2019 after a 3 week run at a 250 seat equity theatre, Queensbury Theatre of Houston. It was a magical time. We had many sold-out performances, with audiences from all walks of life and ethnicity in attendance. This comedy, sponsored by AARP, touched the heartstrings of so many people. Groups came in droves: Red hat Society groups AARP groups, church groups, retirement home groups, networking groups, including Professional women groups, Pan American Round Table (Hispanic women who raise money for scholarships for Hispanic girls) Japanese American Citizen League of Houston and WIVLA (women in visual and literary arts) to name a few groups.
We had great word of mouth which lead to so many ticket sales. Thanks, Houston.
I am busy writing the movie script adaptation. So yes, there is interest In a movie of Breaking Out of Sunset Place.A special thanks goes out to the producers of the show… Pantheon BOOSP, Donna Cole, Deborah Stavis, Queensbury Theatre as co-producer and Roselle Baldwin Productions. Donna Cole was instrumental in bringing many groups to the theatre. Because of her influence, many people attended so many performances, enjoying the story of the ladies of Sunset Place who were taking back their independence. Donna was part of the journey with me when it began in Dec. 2017. That was when Ken Davenport invited me to be one of the four new artists that he worked with in his Inner Circle in NY in 2018. I went to NY seven times; 3 of those times Donna Cole went with me to the Inner Circle. It was a magical time.
I just received word that my new play STUCK in RV LAND has been selected as a finalist in the Summer Read for RAVE Theatre in NY 2018.
STUCK in RV LAND will open in Beaumont Texas August 17 at 7:30 pm and on August 18 at 3 pm.at the historic Jefferson Theatre,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HOUSTON, TX – Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 – February 10, 2019.
Breaking Out of Sunset Place by Texas playwright Patricia Barry Rumble is a geriatric “Thelma and Louise plus One” comedy. Two best friends Maudie and Emmy decide to take back their independence, “commandeer a car” and break out of Sunset Place. But when Emmy’s dreaded roommate Olivia learns of their plans, they are forced to take her with them or she will tell! Each woman has her own reason for the break out. We root for, laugh and cry with these feisty ladies on their cross-country romp, from Texas to Louisiana on to Georgia, heading for Florida. There’s something for everyone in this fall-off-your chair funny and heartfelt story of the ladies of Sunset Place!
“I’m thrilled to be part of an all-female producing team and having theatre-veteran Marley Singletary direct only adds to the strength of this world premiere. I look forward to seeing audiences leave their age at the door and experience a hilarious tale of 3 seniors on the run,” said Roselle Baldwin, Managing Producer and Tony-award-winning Producer for The Band’s Visit. She is producing along with Pantheon of Women (POW), founded by Donna Fujimoto Cole, Alicia Goodrow and Deborah Kainer. POW aims to produce compelling, character-driven stories about women; commercial narratives that are also inclusive and entertaining.
Tickets range from $30-$50. Parking is free for all patrons.
Single tickets are now on-sale at queensburytheatre.org.
12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston, TX 77024