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COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt

by Elizabeth Ann Townsend

Premiered Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 at 7p Central

COUNT TIME! tells through the eyes of Patty Prewitt, her daughter, her lawyers, her friends, a sister inmate, and even a controversial section taken directly from the words of her prosecutor, the story of a woman whose life with her husband and five children is stripped away in 1984 when her husband is murdered and she is wrongfully accused and imprisoned for it. Elizabeth Townsend interviewed Patty and all the living people she portrays in this searing and moving testimony to the enduring spirit of human survival and the devastating price Patty and her loved ones continue to pay.

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Elizabeth Ann Townsend received the 2016 St. Lou Fringe Festival award for Best Production for her one- woman performance piece: COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt! Selected credits include: Houston: Stages Repertory Theatre: Stupid Fucking Bird (Emma – Best Supporting Actress, 2015); St. Louis: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Good People (Jean – Best Supporting Actress, 2014); FILM/TV: The Makings of You, The Sopranos, Law & Order, numerous National Network Commercials.

Elizabeth Ann Townsend - Actor, Writer

Seth Gordon - Director

David Torretta - Audio Engineer
Ben Lewis - Production Designer

Q&A Panelists:

Elizabeth Ann Townsend - Actor, Writer

Judy Henderson - Former Fellow Inmate

Tracy McCreery - Missouri State Representative

Jane Prewitt Watkins - Patty's Daughter

Brian Reichart - Patty's Lawyer

Aisha Sultan - Reporter and Filmmaker

Premiere included a Q&A with the artists.

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Solo Performance





Adult Language

Simulated Rape

Simulated Prison Strip


Venmo @Elizabeth-Townsend-23

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