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'Second Samuel' continues this weekend; Friday and Saturday sold out

02.18.2020 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Second Samuel 2020 Season

Second Samuel, directed by Joe Allen Brown, professor of theatre and communications and assistant dean of freshmen, continues on Thursday and plays for three more performances. Two of the three performances have sold out.

Through the generosity of two of Wesleyan’s Trustees, Claudia Stepp and Jan Fersing, the playwright will be in attendance during this final weekend of performances.  Pamela Parker will do a post-show talkback after the Friday, Feb. 21 performance. Audience members will be able to ask questions and hear from Ms. Parker about the real-life people and experiences that inspired the writing of the play.

Stand-By and Wait List Information

In the event of a Sold Out performance, there will be a Stand-By/Wait List beginning 1-hour before the show (6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday).
As of Tuesday, Feb. 18, best availability for tickets to Second Samuel would be for the performance on Thursday evening, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Based on the popular demand, any unclaimed tickets not picked up by 5 minutes to showtime may be released to any patrons on a Stand-By/Wait List (7:25 p.m. Thursday-Saturday).
If you arrive for the Stand-By/Wait List beginning 1-hour before the show, please plan to wait until names are called at 10-minutes to showtime, only if tickets become available. This is not a guarantee.

Performance Information

Performances will be held at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) and will continue through Saturday, Feb. 22.

Tickets are now available at the Theatre Wesleyan website ( For more information regarding group ticket sales at a discounted rate, please contact the Box Office at 817-531-4211 or via email at Ticket prices range from $5-10.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. - Post-Show Talkback with playwright Pamela Parker - SOLD OUT
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Closing Performance  - SOLD OUT

About Second Samuel

It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. What had been called the Great Depression was quickly fading into memory. The war had been won, the election was now over, and "Give 'em Hell Harry" was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but the folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!

The Texas Wesleyan Student Theatrical Experience Fund (STEF), a partnership with Texas Wesleyan University’s Student Government Association and Theatre Wesleyan, since 2016, allows TXWES students to be able to see Theatre Wesleyan productions at no cost. Service organizations for the performing arts, including the Theatre Development Fund (since 1968), which inspired STEF, have allowed and enabled attendance of unique theatrical experiences for everyone, including students, at discounted rates.

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