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Angel Street

April 26, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/01/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: Amanda Johnson as Bella Manningham tells  Detective Rough, played by Nikolai Braswell, about mysterious sounds she hears in Theatre Off the Square’s production of Angel Street, onstage weekends April 29-May 15, 2011.

Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford presents Angel Street, by Patrick Hamilton and presented courtesy of Samuel French, weekends April 29 – May 15, 2011. This classic Victorian drama was written in 1938 and adapted for film as the familiar movie “Gaslight”.

The home of Jack and Bella Manningham on Angel Street in the Pimlico district in 19th century London at first glance appears proper and serene. But it becomes evident that serenity is a façade as the encounters between Jack and Bella turn into confrontations at every turn.

When Jack notices something amiss while having tea with his wife, Bella finds that she must once again defend herself against his growing accusations about her behavior and obvious decent into insanity. As she implores him to have patience with her and show her kindness if she is indeed losing her mind, Jack finds it more and more difficult to deal with her antics and mental decline. When he prepares to leave, as he does the same time each evening, Jack gives Bella a warning regarding her future if she doesn’t improve.

Left alone, Bella attempts to calm down and regain her composure only to be interrupted by an unexpected visitor, Detective Rough. As the kindly detective gains Bella’s trust, he is able to provide her with information about her husband that sheds light on the person he truly is and leads her to face a difficult choice that will impact everyone involved. 

Cast members are Amanda Johnson as Bella, Curtis Nelson as Jack, Nikolai Braswell as Detective Rough, Selita Sprunger as Elizabeth and Melissa Whiteman as Nancy. Policemen are played by Kenny Green and Craig Sprunger. Director is Lana Robinson with assistant director, Duncan Alexander.

Angel Street runs weekends April 29 – May 15, 2011 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and Weatherford Senior Center. Prices at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and matinee tickets for $9.00. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.weatherfordtots.org and selecting “tickets”. Season tickets, which now include Greater Tuna in August, 2011, are also available for purchase. For more information on the show, call 817-341-8687 (TOTS) or visit www.weatherfordtots.org. Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford is located at 114 N. Denton

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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