Production moves to Theatre Asylum in Hollywood Jan 8th-25th, 2015!
Friday, Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
BY WILLIAM BIVINS
DIRECTED BY JON TRACY
SCENIC DESIGN BY NINA BALL
Starring Dixon Phillips & Damien Seperi
THEATRE ASYLUM LOS ANGELES 1/8 to 1/25 2015
Virago is proud to produce the World Premiere of hot Bay Area playwright William Bivins' Ransom, Texas! In a small West Texas town, two men locked in the office of a factory battle for power using whatever they've got: manipulation, mind-games, lies, and brute force. This savage, emotionally compelling two man tour-de-force will blow your socks off.
William Bivins is an award-winning playwright whose
productions include "The Education of a Rake" (Central Works), "The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry" (SF Playhouse), “The Position” (PianoFight) and "The Afterlife of the Mind" (Virago Theatre Company), among others. A workshop production of his drama “Ransom, Texas” (Pacific Repertory Theatre)won the 2010 Hyperion Project Original
Play Competition. His Biblical comedy"Pulp Scripture" (Original Sin/PianoFight) won the 2009 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award
for Original Script, and grabbed eight SF Fringe Awards, including
Best New Comedy. Bivins was the most produced playwright of the 2009/2010 San Francisco Bay Area season, was one of twelve Bay Area
playwrights chosen for the 2008 Theatre Bay Area/TheatreWorks Playwrights Showcase, and has been a finalist for the Heideman
Award in the National Ten-minute Play Contest. He has participated in the
Will Dunne Dramatic Writing Workshop since 2001, is a member
of the Monday Night Playwrights Group and the Dramatists Guild. He lives in San Francisco.