Artisan Second Stage

Artisan Center Theater presents

Beau Jest

By James Sherman


Directed by Cameron Byerly

Performed on Artisan Center Theater’s Second Stage

Located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas


BEAU JEST runs September 6, 2018 through September 22, 2018.


            Hurst, Texas, August 30, 2018 – BEAU JEST opens at Artisan Center Theater on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and runs through Saturday, September 22, 2018. 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 $22.00 for adults and $12.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.


Beau Jest is the hilarious, heartwarming story about Sarah Goldman, a beautiful young school teacher from Chicago who is involved with Chris, a great guy with just one apparent flaw, he's not Jewish. Sarah tells her parents that she is no longer seeing Chris, but continues to date him in secret.


To keep her mother from trying to fix her up with "nice Jewish boys," Sarah invents the perfect boyfriend and regales her parents with stories of the man of her mother’s dreams. Eventually they insist on meeting the man, and in desperation, Sarah hires Bob, an actor, to play the part of her new beau. Unaware of the scope of the role he has taken on, Bob accompanies Sarah to dinner with her parents and her brother Joel. He quickly realizes that what he has gotten himself into is much more than he bargained for. It will take all of his charm, wit and improvisational skills to pull off the charade. But Bob rises to the occasion, and the antics that follow is only the beginning of a side-splitting tale that will have you rolling in the aisles, and wiping tears from your eyes at the same time.


BEAU JEST will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on September 13 at 7:00pm.



Sarah Goldman – Kaitlin McGehee

Chris – Rekesh Podupati

Bob – Logan Rodgers

Joel – David Carroll

Miriam – Tonya Laree

Abe – Geoff Leonard-Robinson



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

What:             BEAU JEST 

When:             September 6-22, 2018

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: $22.00 for adults and $12 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 plays 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 90,000 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) – Rekesh Podupati, Kaitlin McGehee, Logan Rodgers



Coming next to Artisan’s Second Stage is

Running in the Red

January 10-26, 2019