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Theatre will present a reading of a student-written original comedy on April 28
This event is open to the public

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Theatre Wesleyan is excited to announce an upcoming Playmarket reading of an original work by one of our students. The reading will take place at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

The original comedy, Coffee Hostage by Henry Bates, tells the story of a cavalcade of eclectic characters whose paths cross in the park. While one character is just trying to get to the bathroom, everyone else seems determined to get in his way. A petty thief, bumbling police officers, a meddling grandma, a shameless ex-girlfriend and a beautiful coffee lover all add up to an hour of wacky chaos. Professor of Theatre Connie Whitt-Lambert, who established Playmarket in 1996 with the mission to develop and showcase original works, will direct the reading.

Coffee Hostage will be presented without an intermission and is recommended for adult audiences. Admission is free and no reservations are required. If you have questions, please contact the Theatre Wesleyan office at (817) 531-5867.


Henry Bates (he/him) will play "Dolokhov" in the upcoming annual spring musical production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Theatre Wesleyan: Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Kyle u/s), Intimate Apparel (Stage Crew), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Stage Crew), Wonder of the World (Stage Crew), A Philadelphia (Al), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Protean), Portraits in Black (Various Characters), Directing Class One-Act Plays (Light Board OP), Playmarket: Empty Nest (Light Board Operator), Playmarket: Yatagaratsu (Sound Board Operator), At A Distance (Light Board Operator), Oh, What A Night! (Ensemble). Henry is a senior theatre major pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and serves as the deputy officer of Alpha Psi Omega. He is also a professional model.

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