banner

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

by Ed Graczyk

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 - Saturday, 04 June 2016

Synopsis

On September 30, 1975 the members of the "Disciples of James Dean" gather at the 5 & Dime in the small town of McCarthy, Texas to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the night on which James Dean died. Through scenes in flashback the characters relive the events of that fateful night in 1955 when the idol of their youth crashed on a lonely stretch of California highway. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed ‘Giant’ two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

Performances

The show was performed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 01 June 2016 @ 7:30PM
  • Thursday, 02 June 2016 @ 7:30PM
  • Friday, 03 June 2016 @ 7:30PM
  • Saturday, 04 June 2016 @ 5:00PM

Cast

Mona
Clare Jones
Sissy
Jenny Mann
Juanita
Fiona Partington
Joanne
Caroline McGinnity
Joe
Rebecca Marriott
Stella Mae
Kate Martin
Edna Louise
Philippa Crabb

Crew

Director
A T Hornby
Assistant Director
Sylvia Finnimore
Stage Manager
Catriona Maclean
Lighting
Steve Ball
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Photos