The City Theatre Austin presents Playhouse Creatures
The City Theatre Company presents the celebrated stage play Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis. This is an inspiring story of the first actresses of England and their determination to transform all of the theatre world.
For England, the late 1600s were a troublesome and unruly time. After 17 years of suppression, Charles II reopens the theatre playhouses, and, for the first time, women are allowed to take the stage. Considered little more than mistresses and whores, this is the story of these first actresses, the ‘playhouse creatures,’ whose ambitions, talent, and risk for artistic equally make their lives truly uncertain. But with high-spirited comedy, theatrical flair, and emotional poignancy, this moving tale is a bold statement on determination, passion, and the human spirit, signaling a new chapter of history and, ultimately, a story of the transforming power of theatre.