Theatre TJC opens its 2019-20 season with Jim Leonard Jr.’s “Anatomy of Gray.”
The award-winning author of “The Diviners,” “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson,” and “Crow and Weasel” describes his newest play as “A children's story for adults.”
Set in Indiana during the late 1800s, “Anatomy of Gray” deals with death, loss, love and healing in a unique coming-of-age story.
When main character June Muldoon’s father dies, she prays for a healer to come to the small town of Gray, so that no one will ever suffer again. The next thing she knows, there’s a tornado, and a man in a balloon blows into town claiming to be a doctor.
At first, the new doctor cures anything and everything, but soon the townspeople take ill with a mysterious plague – and then the plague begins to spread.
The production is under the direction of Dr. David W. Crawford, TJC theater professor.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 2-5, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Jean Browne Theatre.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the TJC Box Office. Box office hours are 1-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations, call 903-510-2212
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and active military.
The cast includes: Galen Gray, Tyler Baker of Bullard; June Muldoon, Makenna Cook of Houston; Rebekah Muldoon, Hanna Odom of Winona; Pastor Phineas Wingfield, Patrick Richardson of Crandall; Tiny Wingfield, Macy Cowart of Tyler; Crutch Collins, Bryson Chalk of Big Sandy; Belva Collins, Alondra Strawther of Crandall; Maggie/understudy to June, Rylie Patrick of Brenham; Homer, Ethan Mays of Mount Pleasant.
Crew members: stage manager, Maddie Grace Beam of Bullard; assistant directors, Tanner Garza of Chapel Hill and Taylor Florendo of Tyler.