Artisan Second Stage

Artisan Center Theater presents

Running in the Red

By Karl Tiedemann


Directed by Cameron Byerly

Performed on Artisan Center Theater’s Second Stage

Located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas


RUNNING IN THE RED runs January 10, 2019 through January 26, 2019.


           Hurst, Texas, January 4, 2019 – RUNNING IN THE RED opens at Artisan Center Theater on Thursday, January 10, 2019 and runs through Saturday, January 26, 2019. The 150 seat Second Stage theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 3:30pm on Saturdays. Reserved seating tickets are $28.00 for adults, $26.00 for students and seniors, and $16.00 for children 12 and under. Thursday night tickets are $26.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.


It's 1934, and the vaudeville team of Jerry Walker and Eve Williams is about to break into the big time with their own coast-to-coast radio comedy show. But Eve's already tired of her Gracie Allenish "dumb blond" character and threatens to quit so that she can return to college and finish getting her degree in psychology. However, her plan founders when she learns that a young relative has embraced Bolshevism and given away all her money to the local Communist Party! Worse, a hard-bitten newspaper columnist begins to sniff around, and Eve and Jerry must prevent him from discovering that Eve is broke, brilliant and inadvertently supporting the Reds. Add to this mix two crazy gag writers, a dubious potential radio sponsor, Eve's Yale professor fiancé, a stuffy lady from a publishing house, and a fictitious serial killer, and the result is a hilarious mix of one-liners, crosstalk, and wild physical comedy.


RUNNING IN THE RED will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on January 17 at 7:00pm.



Nellie Simpson...Holli Price

Rudy Williams...Brandy Raper

Jerry Walker...Robert Hamilton

Eve Williams...Faith Hope Cheesman

Jo Freedman...Meagan Sellers

Charley Jacobs...Jonathan Kennedy

Warren Foster...Owl Jordan

Ted Packer...Timothy Crabb

J.S. Massie...Gregory Burton

Edwina Holcomb...Angela Destro

Officer Kennedy...Sami Duda



Who:               Artisan Center Theater’s Second Stage, a 150 seat thrust stage facility

What:             RUNNING IN THE RED

When:            January 10-26, 2019

Where:           Artisan Center Theater - Second Stage, 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

Director:      Cameron Byerly

Showtimes:    7:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 3:30pm on Saturdays

Tickets:       Reserved seats are: $28.00 for adults, $26.00 for students and seniors, and $16.00 for children 12 and under. Thursday night tickets are $26.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 12 and under.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; website:



Artisan Center Theater produces eight full-scale, Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional productions on its 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage. Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 100,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit


Photographer – Al Smith


Featured in Photo (left to right) – (back row) Owl Jordan, Tim Crabb, Robert Hamilton, (front row) Brandy Raper, Faith Hope



Coming next to Artisan’s Second Stage is

You Can’t Take It with You

May 9-25, 2019