Different Stages opens its 2017 – 2018 season with Carson McCullers’ beautiful adaptation of her novella The Member of the Wedding.

The setting is Georgia in 1945 and the focus is on Frankie Addams: a tall tomboy suffering pubescent yearnings and a sense of fretful isolation. Ignored by her widower father, Frankie's only real friendships are with the black maid, Berenice, and her six-year-old cousin, John Henry. But, in the course of the weekend when Frankie's soldier-brother is set to marry, she attaches herself to the bridal couple and determines to run off with them. Excluded from local girls' clubs, the solitary Frankie discovers in the newlyweds what she terms "the we of me" .

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $10-$30
  • Phone: (512) 478-5282

Presenter Details

  • Name: Different Stages
  • Different Stages was founded in 1980 as Small Potatoes Theatrical Company. Lucy Lister, Angero Holt, and Norman E. Blumensaadt incorporated it as a nonprofit organization under its present name in 1984. From its inception, the theatre has been committed to the performance not only of famous plays but also of lesser-known works. Plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw, and O'Neill have been recurring favorites; but Different Stages has also introduced Austin audiences to the works of Caryl Churchill, Jane Martin, Keith Reddin, Charles Ludlum, Constance Congdon, Marlane Meyer, Pierre Marivaux, and Edit Villarreal.

Venue Details

  • Address: 2307 Manor Road
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78722