"Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" presented by IPFW Department of Theatre

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from February 20, 2015 until February 22, 2015

Daily from February 26, 2015 until February 28, 2015

Location: Williams Theatre

Phone: For information call the IPFW Box Office at 260-481-6555

Link: http://www.ipfw.edu/theatre

Event Description

April 18, 2014 Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 12:28 PM EST

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
by Ed Graczyk
Director to be announced
February 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2015 at 8 p.m.
February 22, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sign Language Interpreted Performance – Sunday, February 22, 2015
Williams Theatre

In a faded dime store in the tiny, dried up West Texas town of McCarthy, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their 20th anniversary reunion. Now in their 30s, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The group’s congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments. Through a mixture of humor and pathos, Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean delves into the emotional core of the play’s characters as they discover who they were, what they’ve lost, and who they are. Contains adult language and subject matter.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean was previously produced at IPFW in September 1983.

In commemorating IPFW’s 50th Celebration, the Department of Theatre looks back at some past favorites and looks forward to new horizons. This season we present four productions that embrace the concepts of memory, dreams, and self-realization, along with a bonus fifth production: a new staging of The Imaginary Invalid, the very first play produced at IPFW.

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