Shooting Star

Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airpot, former college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion.  Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative.  As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined- and a present that neither of them could have predicted.  Filled with laughter and ache, Shooting Star is a bittersweet comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.

“We humans love stories.  And every once in awhile, if you’re lucky, you see a story that stands out from all the others.  Steven Dietz’s Shooting Star is one of those stories.  There are plenty of laughs in Diet’z humorous tale, but at every important moment, every emotional high, every startling revelation, the theatre grows utterly silent.  Stories told this well don’t come around often. “- Austin Chronicle.


This production will be filmed on ACT’s stage and provided virtually to ticket holders.  On the day of their ticket, patrons will receive an email with a link to the production page and a password for their show.  If you wish to purchase tickets on the day of the show, please email

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June 5th – June 27th, 2020

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2 pm

90 minutes

Rated PG 13