Going with Jenny
By Thomas and Sherry Jo Ward
Directed by Ryan Crowder, featuring Nathan Jerkins and Molly Fonseca
Regional premiere, comedy
January 14-30, 2011
Ever wish you could read your spouse's mind? Join us as we eavesdrop on the secret thoughts of a young married couple on the brink. While sharing their sometimes laugh-at-loud inner monologues, this Mr. and Mrs. grapple with deep-rooted anxiety over domestic life, fleeting youth, regrets, fidelity, and the captivating notion that a person’s entire life-course can hinge on one hasty decision.
This production was the second time Going with Jenny had been produced anywhere. Playwrights Thomas and Sherry Jo Ward of Baylor University re-worked the script and shared their experiences in a Special Playwriting Workshop on January 22nd.
For a backstage peek at the making of "Going with Jenny", visit our YouTube channel. There you can watch mockumentary-style interviews with the playwrights and cast. You may also look below to see production photos by Kimberley Mead.
Going with Jenny was a "Bring Your Own Venue" entry in the 2011 FronteraFest and featured in the Austin American-Statesman.Click the image below to see pictures from the show! (Photos by Kimberley Mead)
"Going With Jenny hits on something so ordinary that it is overlooked or passed over by many other playwrights who take on marriage: the seven year itch... High marks to both Jerkins and Molly Fonseca... solid direction from Ryan Crowder and a clever scenic arrangement and lighting design from Aaron Bell."
"The play offers moments of sincerity and humor that a marriage can't go without... Jerkins brings a nice comedic timing to his performance... Fonseca delivers sincerity and spunk that make her character both likeable and real."
"Nathan Jerkins is a natural comedian... Fonseca is delightful, three-dimensional, believable and likable... Going With Jenny is a fun night of theater."
"A heartwarming and touching original play... Nathan Jerkins and Molly Fonseca are a dynamite pairing... Don't miss out on this opportunity to see some of the best acting I have experienced in the Austin area."
-Austin On Stage
"GO SEE JENNY."
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.