- $10 for one ticket to The History of Texas…In One Darn Easy Lesson! (up to $15 value)
- When: Sunday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Arneson River Theater
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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The History of Texas…In One Darn Easy Lesson!
500 years in 5,000 seconds—that’s the ambitious scope of The Company’s inventive lesson on Texas history. After the audience takes their seats, the manic Professor TEX and his sidekick Bubba suck them into a whirlwind of the state’s most famous historical events. But the people, places, and happenings are presented much differently than in any textbook, told instead with eccentric characters, rhymes, and the occasional Santa Claus costume (“Is that Santa Anna…or Anna Santa?” quips the press release). For all its goofy glee, however, the play presents some moments, such as the assassination of President Kennedy, with a reverent tone that audiences have described as emotionally affecting.
The Company Theatre
When Ken Bradley, Cathy Grant, and Damian Gillen created The Company Theatre in 1993, they had one mission: to offer a live entertainment alternative to television or movies. Their lively adaptations of classic literature and popular stories have toured to theatres, schools, and churches all over Texas. No staging is too unconventional for the The Company Theatre: the troupe presents a condensed version of the complete works of Shakespeare with three fast-talking actors, and performs their production of “Charlotte’s Web” at an operating farm.