Greyhound Famous

By Tony Faia

A play reading in our series “Homegrown: New Plays by Local Playwrights”

7pm  |  April 12, 2024
At the Round Rock Public Library

Homegrown: New Plays by Local Playwrights

Pull back the curtain for an intimate view of the playmaking process! Penfold has collected scripts in development by rising stars in the Central Texas playwriting community and will be teasing them to audiences in a series of play readings throughout the spring and summer. Join us at the Round Rock Public Library’s beautiful new downtown campus while we nurture local voices, enjoy an up-close evening of laughter and surprise, and support Penfold’s new home in Round Rock set to open this fall!

Greyhound Famous

Climb aboard Greyhound Famous, a hilarious and riveting travel log based on the real-life Mary Jo Pehl’s memoir “Employee of the Month and Other Big Deals” about her time before and after achieving D-list celebrity on Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Lacking confidence and direction, we’ll follow Mary Jo across the country on a disastrous book tour in search of something more.

Price: Free (donations appreciated)
Run time: 2 hours
For ages: High school+ (adult language, sexual content)

Bring us home! All donations support our Homecoming Campaign.
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Meet the Playwright: Tony Faia

Tony was born in New Orleans. He received the John Ed Bradley award for short fiction while attending Louisiana State University, and received his MFA in Screenwriting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Tony co-wrote the screenplay for the 2021 family film The Adventures of Thomas and Felix, and was most recently story consultant for the PBS documentary Big Chief, Black Hawk about the youngest Masking Mardi Gras Indian Chief in New Orleans. He lives in Austin with his wife and children. Greyhound Famous is his first stage play.

Location

Round Rock Public Library

200 E Liberty Ave
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Parking: Free parking in the parking garage and on the street.

This project is funded in part by the City of Round Rock.

Season Sponsors

Round Rock - Arts & Culture
Next Act Foundation
Old Settlers Association
P&B Print and Design Studio
Tri-M Foundation