Emmy Award-winning FTDM professor’s play premieres at Stage West

“Starbright & Vine,” an original stage play by FTDM professor Richard Allen, will be presented at Fort Worth’s Stage West from February 27 through March 23 as part of the theatre’s 2013-14 season.Richard_Allen

Stage West’s artistic and co-producing director Jim Covault selected the play and will be directing this world premiere production. Its cast includes Cliff Stephens, a veteran star of stage and screen whose credits include regular appearances on “Wishbone,” a PBS series that many current FTDM students grew up on. Stage West’s season brochure describes the play as follows: “A sharp and biting new comedy. Two stubborn, jaded celebrities, a 70-something comic and a younger writer, are forced together against their will to create one grand finale sketch to be aired on national television. Late nights and forgotten memories lead to hilarious blow-outs and heartbreaking discoveries. But when it comes down to it, these two bitter and lost souls find something in each other that they didn’t expect.”

Read more about Richard Allen’s work and his newest play in this article in the Dallas Morning News.

“Starbright & Vine” will be performed on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Visit www.stagewest.org for additional information.