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Pegasus Theatre and Harry Hunsacker Are Back! Final Two Weekends!

Pegasus Theatre returns with a brand new production of The Frequency of Death!, another adventure in the well-known and much beloved series of "Living Black & White"™ shows designed and produced by Pegasus Theatre since 1986.  Kurt Kleinmann returns as Harry Hunsacker in this production at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, with an outstanding cast directed by Robert Bartley and including Broadway and Off-Broadway star Susan Mansur (Steel Magnolias; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Damn Yankees; and Smoke on the Mountain, among others).

Mr. Bartley is a New York director with strong North Texas roots who brings with him an impressive directing resume, including Broadway Backwards now in its 7th incarnation on Broadway. This premier fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids has starred over 100 performers including Betty Buckley, Whoopi Goldberg, Len Cariou, Neil-Patrick Harris, F. Murray Abraham, Clay Aiken, Alan Cumming and Florence Henderson. Other New York directing credits include: The Cuban and the Redhead (LA Festival, Village Theatre, Revision, York Theatre), Fiorelli (NYMF); and Hair (Peculiar-Works.) Mr. Bartley is also a talented actor who has himself acted on Broadway in shows such as Miss Saigon; Cats; West Side Story with Beyonce, Chita Rivera, Meryl Streep and Bette Midler; Off-Broadway in Clue; and in the film musical, The Producers.


Ms. Mansur is a veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway. She got her start in the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas playing the lonely waitress Doatsey Mae. Ms. Mansur was in the revival of Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis and toured with White Christmas for five years ending up back on Broadway. Over her years in New York, Ms. Mansur created many roles including Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Myrna Thorn in Ruthless, Icy Spoons in Night of the Hunter, Meemaw in Stand By Your Man and Pricilla Vanderhosen in Cy Coleman's Lovers, Lawyers and Lunatics (with Robert Bartley.) Her other favorites include Dolly in Hello, Dolly, Rev. Mother in Nunsense and Dotty in Noises Off.  Since returning to her native state, Ms. Mansur has had the great pleasure to work in Dallas at WaterTower Theatre in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (along with Gordon Fox) and Valley of the Dolls for Uptown Players. Ms. Mansur can be seen in two recent Austin films, Five Time Champion and Abel's Field as well as the TV movie Marry Me on Lifetime and motion picture Universal Soldier 4.    


The cast also includes: Ben Bryant, Chad Cline, Christopher Curtis, local treasure Gordon Fox, Charissa Lee, Leslie Patrick, Caroline Perryman, Greg Phillips, Ben Schroth, and Kurt Kleinmann.


THE STORY: The Frequency of Death! takes place in the studios of radio station WKIL during a live broadcast of “The Mystery Challenge.” The program is hijacked by a mysterious voice—that of Dr. Big! A demented but brilliant scientist who’s crossed paths with Harry, Nigel, and Lt. Foster before, Dr. Big is bent on revenge—no matter the cost. He’s rigged the building to explode if anyone tries to come in or leave. The only hope our heroes have is to stop Dr. Big before the program signs off—permanently! With Harry on the scene, the murderer's chances of "getting away with it" just got a whole lot better. An affectionate parody of detective films on the 1930’s and 40’s, this new comedy murder-mystery will delight the whole family!

     

The Frequency of Death! runs at the Eisemann Center through January 22, with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Eisemann Center Box Office at 972-744-4650.


NOTE: After completing the run at the Eisemann Center on January 22, Pegasus Theatre will move the show to the beautiful new MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville for a limited one-week engagement, running from January 26 through January 29.


Performance Schedule & Ticket Prices at Eisemann Center

(Please note: Eisemann processing & ticket fees apply to all tickets.)


Friday, January 20 8pm ($30)

Saturday, January 21 3pm MATINEE ($30)

Saturday, January 21 8pm ($35)

Sunday, January 22 3pm MATINEE ($30)


Student/Senior discount: $10.00 off except Saturday nights.

STAGE discount:            ½ off except Saturday nights.


Performance Schedule & Ticket Prices at MCL Grand Theater


Thursday, January 26 **Pick-A-Price: $5, $10, $15, or $20 (No discounts)

Friday, January 27        8:00 PM ($30)

Saturday, January 28    3:00 PM MATINEE ($30)

Saturday, January 28    8:00 PM ($35)

Sunday, January 29      3:00 PM MATINEE ($30)


Student/Senior discount: $10.00 off except Saturday nights.

STAGE discount:            ½ off except Saturday nights.


CAST


Ben Bryant Nigel Grouse

Chad Cline Lt. Foster

Christopher Curtis Desmond Livingston

Gordon Fox Lazslo Killian

Kurt Kleinmann Kurt Kleinmann*

Charissa Lee Zoey Gardner

Leslie Patrick Betsy Baxter

Caroline Perryman Alison Stevens

Greg Phillips Walt Mitchell

Susan Mansur Miriam Andrews*

Ben Schroth Art Nichols


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association

Kurt Kleinmann