Murder Ballad Murder Mystery
written by Elizabeth Doss | Directed by Dustin Wills
presented by VORTEX Repertory Company and Tutto Theatre Company
Recipient of Austin Critics' Table Award for Scenic Design. (Also nominated for: David Mark Cohen New Play Award; Music Direction; Movemment; Ensemble Performance; Costume Design; Lighting Design; Musical Production; Direction.)
Nominated for 11 B. Iden Payne Awards: Production of Music Theatre; Director of Music Theatre; Featured Actor in Music Theatre: Robert Pierson; Actress in Music Theatre: Florinda Bryant and Content Love Knowles; Set Design; Lighting Design; Costume Design; Music Director; Original Score; and Outstanding Cast or Ensemble Performance.
Murder Ballad Murder Mystery unearths a host of dank and dirty bayou bandits whose names once marauded headlines, wanted posters, and LP sleeves. Watch these corpses whittle out new murder tools to make mincemeat of fair maidens and turn your sweetest dream into your worst nightmare. This psychedelic bluegrass symphonic romp through the swamp spins infamous southern-gothic tales of torture and true crime into a circus massacre of whodunits. A blast from the past straight up from the grave.
Featuring an amazing cast including Alex Cogburn, Andy Tindall, Ben Schave, Cami Alys Frederic, Content Love Knowles, Elizabeth Doss, Emily Tindall, Florinda Bryant, Hilah Johnson, Kelli Bland, Mark Stewart, Phillip Emanuel Smith, and Robert Pierson.
Long-time VORTEXian Elizabeth Doss wrote the play, and Tutto’s stellar talents bring her piece to life on the The VORTEX stage. Directed by Dustin Wills, Scenic Design by Lisa Laratta, Lighting Design by Megan M. Reilly, Costume Design by Kim H. Ngo. Production Photos by Kimberley Mead.