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East Texas Hot Links Opens July 19 at Southwest Arts Center

True Colors Theatre Company ends its 2018-2019 season with East Texas Hot Links, written and directed by Eugene Lee. The shows open officially July 19 at the Southwest Arts Center (915 New Hope Road). For a sneak peek, previews will begin on July 16.

The play tackles issues of race, greed and corruption. It’s described as both a riveting mystery and a compelling character study reminiscent of The Twilight Zone.

In 1955, Charlesetta’s Top O’ the Hill Cafe is one of the only public places where Black locals can gather for comfort, conversation, and companionship. One hot summer night begins as an evening of storytelling and fellowship, but quickly becomes an unforgettable night where community must come together to save itself from outside evils as well as from those within.  

East Texas Hot Links was first produced by Black Dog Productions in association with the Met Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. in August 1991. It’s one of several plays authored by Eugene Lee, who is also an accomplished actor having appeared in over 200 television series and movies in addition to many roles on the stage.

The cast of True Colors Theater Company’s production of East Texas Hot Links includes Gerard Catus, Markelle Gay, Anthony Goolsby, Maiesha McQueen, Cedric Pendleton, Eugene Russell IV and Travis Turner. True Colors’ fans will remember Catus from his stellar performance in Proof.

Tickets for East Texas Hot Links start at $20 and are available at

Photo Credit: True Colors Theatre Company

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