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Angel Street

April 26, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/13/2011 - 8:00pm

Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: Amanda Johnson as Bella Manningham tells  Detective Rough, played by Nikolai Braswell, about mysterious sounds she hears in Theatre Off the Square’s production of Angel Street, onstage weekends April 29-May 15, 2011.

Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford presents Angel Street, by Patrick Hamilton and presented courtesy of Samuel French, weekends April 29 – May 15, 2011. This classic Victorian drama was written in 1938 and adapted for film as the familiar movie “Gaslight”.

The home of Jack and Bella Manningham on Angel Street in the Pimlico district in 19th century London at first glance appears proper and serene. But it becomes evident that serenity is a façade as the encounters between Jack and Bella turn into confrontations at every turn.

When Jack notices something amiss while having tea with his wife, Bella finds that she must once again defend herself against his growing accusations about her behavior and obvious decent into insanity. As she implores him to have patience with her and show her kindness if she is indeed losing her mind, Jack finds it more and more difficult to deal with her antics and mental decline. When he prepares to leave, as he does the same time each evening, Jack gives Bella a warning regarding her future if she doesn’t improve.

Left alone, Bella attempts to calm down and regain her composure only to be interrupted by an unexpected visitor, Detective Rough. As the kindly detective gains Bella’s trust, he is able to provide her with information about her husband that sheds light on the person he truly is and leads her to face a difficult choice that will impact everyone involved. 

Cast members are Amanda Johnson as Bella, Curtis Nelson as Jack, Nikolai Braswell as Detective Rough, Selita Sprunger as Elizabeth and Melissa Whiteman as Nancy. Policemen are played by Kenny Green and Craig Sprunger. Director is Lana Robinson with assistant director, Duncan Alexander.

Angel Street runs weekends April 29 – May 15, 2011 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and Weatherford Senior Center. Prices at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and matinee tickets for $9.00. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting and selecting “tickets”. Season tickets, which now include Greater Tuna in August, 2011, are also available for purchase. For more information on the show, call 817-341-8687 (TOTS) or visit Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford is located at 114 N. Denton

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Everman at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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