Through December 2nd: ETC Presents “Love & Money”


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Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is pleased to present as part of their Season of Love, A. R. Gurney’s “Love & Money.” A. R. Gurney was one of America’s most prolific playwrights until his recent death this past June. ETC is honored to be presenting “Love & Money,” the final play from a career spanning over forty years and fifty plays.

“Love & Money” will open on Thursday, November 16th. Performances will continue through Saturday, December 2nd. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd. There will be one Sunday matinee on November 19th at 2:30pm. All performances will be at Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic, Downtown Galveston.

“Love & Money” tackles the concept of simplifying life in later years. Cornelia Cunningham is a pampered, wealthy widow. Cornelia is determined to donate most of her possessions and move to a residential community and simplify her life. She has come to believe that money is a detriment to personal development. Her plans hit a snag as her attorney tries to convince her not to be quite so generous. And then to complicate matters even further, an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who might be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance. “Love & Money” is an incisive and hysterical portrait of the trials of class, family, legacy, race, and the power of a really good story.

Terri Hoover directs this comedy. The cast consists of several of the Galveston/Houston area’s finest actors: Shawna Glad (Cornelia), Kyle Crawford (Harvey Abel), Dianne Foussac (Agnes Munger), Justin Gonzalez (Walker “Scott” Williams), and Shealynn Goodwin (Jessica Worth).

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55 and up). Tickets may be purchased online at islandetc.org. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more and may be purchased by calling the ETC box office at (409)762-3556.

For more info about group rates, ETC, or this production, go to islandetc.org or call the theatre at (409)762-3556.

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