Above the Fold
by Filigree Theatre

Apr. 18 - Apr. 28
Thursdays-Sundays

Above the Fold is set during the 1935 grand jury investigation of the death of rising musical theater star Evelyn Hoey in Glenmoore Pennsylvania. A group of reporters are covering the grand jury whose job it is to determine if there is sufficient evidence to conduct a trial for the murder of singer Evelyn Hoey by her lover Henry Huddleston Rogers III, the son of one of the richest men in the world. Reporter Dorothy Walton wants to tell Evelyn’s real story, not a typical hyped-up news story.

Directed by Elizabeth V. Newman.

Elizabeth Schwartz's review for Austin Broadway World, April 20, 2024



“A couple months ago, Evelyn Hoey was a living, breathing person with hopes and dreams and fears. Family that loved her. Toast of the town. How does a woman like that end up with a bullet in her brain?”

Dorothy fights convention to be considered an equal partner with her male colleagues. She has to convince her editor to believe in her and in the importance of telling a truthful story. In addition, Dorothy needs to face her own feelings about her colleague and former lover, Carl, who is also assigned to cover the grand jury.

This is a story of victimization, of truth vs. sensationalism, of justice vs. power, and coping with personal demons.

While the incidents on this play are inspired by real events, this is a work of fiction.

Above the Fold is a 2022 Terrence McNally finalist, a Veterans Repertory finalist, and a Eugene O'Neil Semifinalist.

 

        -- New Play Exchange

 


Above the Fold
by Julie Zaffarano
Filigree Theatre

Thursdays-Sundays,
April 18 - April 28, 2024
Factory on 5th
3409 E 5th St.
Austin, TX, 78702

April 18 - 28, 2024

Thursdays - Sundays

Factory on FIfth,  3409 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78702 (click for map)

Website: www.filigreetheatre.com