2013 is the inaugural season for Austin's Gale Theare Company, and in just a short time, they've already produced two full shows. One of those, Florence, is being staged this month as a site-specific work at Sparky Park.
The multi-media show is inspired by the life of Florence Lawrence, who's widely credited as the first real movie star. Before her, actors in movies usually went unbilled, but when the studio decided to create some publicity by inventing an unlikely and untrue story about Florence, that changed.
The show uses music, theater, and film to tell Florence's story and to examine our relationship with and fascination with fame itself.
December 12 - 15 at 8:00 pm
At Sparky Park