Vanities: A Coming-of-Age Comedy from the Northside Theatre Company
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Boozy and burned-out university professor Dr. Frank Bryant needs to earn some extra cash to support his alcohol habit, so he agrees to tutor Rita, a brash, free-spirited hairdresser who desperately wants to better herself. The result is British playwright Willy Russell's delightful Pygmalion-style comedy Educating Rita, in which Frank ends up playing Henry Higgins to Rita's modern-day Eliza Doolittle. Each half of this unlikely pair has a profound impact on the other, opening up new possibilities for both of their lives. Learn More
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- "Unnervingly funny. . . . Fast moving, sneakily stinging dialogue." --<em>Newsweek</em>
- "Uncommonly attractive." --<em>New York Magazine</em>
Vanities centers on the life-stories and friendships of three Texas girls. In 1963 Joanne, Kathy and Mary are popular and vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house they are confronting their futures with nervous excitement. In 1974, they unite briefly in New York, but their lives have diverged to the point that they have forgotten what connected them in the first place.
Vanities had one of the longest Off-Broadway runs on record. The comedy, written by Jack Heifner, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award 1976 for Outstanding New Play.
About the Ticket Supplier: Northside Theatre CompanyNorthside Theatre Company (NTC) was founded in 1978 by current managing artistic director, Richard Orlando. In 1980, NTC became a registered non-profit organization. Northside is currently in its 28th season and receives national attention for new play development while leading the way in re-defining the integrity and importance of small theatre organizations and their critical importance to the development of industry standards and emerging artists. Committed to theatre for all people, without regard to age, race, creed, culture or physical abilities, Northside is devoted to the manifestation of the human spirit by creating dramatic art through heart, collaboration and exploration.
For 28 years, Northside hallmarks have been experimentation, education and performance. Northside Theatre Company has been as much a philosophy as a production company. We are a place where imagination and inventiveness have a chance to blossom, a place where the human spirit is explored in bold and unpredictable ways.
Northside is an opportunity for emerging artists to work with and learn from seasoned professionals. On stage, old and young merge in a relentless pursuit of quality to give our audiences, liberating experiences.
Northside Theatre Company offers a full range of theatre services including: Open Auditions, Outreach Projects, An annual touring project (Theatre On Wheels), a Five Play Mainstage season and various staged readings throughout each season.