The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
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Adapted to the stage by Frank Galati

A masterpiece of American literature, Frank Galati’s groundbreaking adaptation
is the powerful story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of
Oklahoma. Desperately proud but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm,
the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for
California, hoping to find a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is
determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom
Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and
exploitation that they encounter, the Joads must deal with terrible deprivation
before reaching their destination—where their waning hopes are dealt a final
blow by the stark realities of the Great Depression. And yet, despite the anguish
and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and
deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit, of family,
community, endurance, sacrifice, and of the essential goodness and strength
that—then as now—reside in the hearts and minds of men and women. Winner
of the Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play.


TOMMY the rock musical
by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend

September 7 - 30     Make a Seat Reservation.

A boy's journey from pain to triumph is a sensory-defying rock and roll
experience. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is
an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the
pinball-playing, deaf, dumb, and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has
inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time
Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard,
Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. After witnessing
the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized
into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his
sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an
uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his
catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. The Who's Tommy
features an exhilarating score that has made it a smash-hit around the world.
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August 10 - September 2