True Crime Rep at Trustus Playwrights’ Festival: Jason Stokes and Charlie Finesilver
The Trustus Playwrights’ Festival presents two plays by local playwrights, about true Columbia events: Composure, written and directed by Jason Stokes; and House Calls, written by Charlie Finesilver and directed by Ginny Ives. Both shows will be performed in repertory, with performances alternating.
Composure, by Stokes, tells the story of the murder of State Newspaper founder Narcisco Gonzales at the hands of Lt. Governor Tillman, and the trial that followed. Performances August 11-13, 25, & 27 at 8 p.m.; and August 14 & 20 at 2 p.m.
House Calls, The Strange Tale of Dr. Gale, by Finesilver, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gayle – a successful psychiatrist turned burglar who stole over $500,000 worth of guns, antiques, rate coins, jewelry, and other loot from the residents of Forest Acres in the 1970’s. Performances August 18-20, 24, & 26 at 8 p.m.; and August 21 & 27 at 2 p.m.