The Back-Porch Gang

The Overtime Theater proudly presents the world premiere of Ben Scranton’s new comedy The Back-Porch Gang, a heartwarming comedy about love, loss, and renewal. This mainstage production will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. May 6-21, 2022 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022. The Overtime Theater is located at 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205 on the city’s Northwest Side. Masks are strongly recommended. General admission tickets are $18 or $12 for SATCO members, military and students with a valid ID.

The play stars Ida Steele, Joe De Mott, Denise Swain, Kurt Grabenstein, Barbara Hartman, and Beth Lamy. Jade Esteban Estrada directs. 

In The Back-Porch Gang, a play about the journey of a group of senior citizens, the majority of the cast members are over the age of 70.

One summer morning residents at a retirement complex wave at cars to see if they can get a wave back. This harmless activity takes an unexpected turn when a police officer and a quirky stranger suddenly appear. The residents must now face the past and its impact on the present. Secrets are revealed as they navigate a hilarious maze of resentment, guilt and missed opportunity. Can lost love be rediscovered? Will long-held friendships be sustained? The Back-Porch Gang is a comic take on relationships senior citizens have with family, friends and lovers. It examines the need seniors have to be seen and acknowledged, coupled with a desire to lead a fulfilling life. Come celebrate the lives and loves of these characters as they wave their way into your heart.