Going with Jenny
by Thomas and Sherry Jo Ward
Directed by Ryan Crowder
January 14-30, 2011
Featuring Nathan Jerkins and Molly Fonseca
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.
Going with Jenny was a "Bring Your Own Venue" entry in the 2011 FronteraFest and featured in the Austin American-Statesman.
In the news
"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."
Texas Commission on the Arts