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SEE THE 2017 SEASON!
NEXT: LAST OF THE BOYS, By Steven Dietz
• 9/15/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/21/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/22/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/23/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/24/17 - 2:00 pm (matinee)
• 9/25/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/28/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/29/17 - 8:00 pm
• 9/30/17 - 4:00 pm**
• 9/30/17 - 8:00 pm
• Doors open 1/2 hour before show time
Starring: Robert Branch, Paul Floriano*, Rachel Lee Kolis, Anne Mcevoy, Nate Homolka
*Actor's Equity Association Member
Directed by Sean Derry
Tickets are $25.00 each and may be purchased here, or "Pay-As-You-Can," in cash, at the door. FREE valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights, but any tips are appreciated.
THE STORY: Ben and Jeeter fought in Vietnam, and for thirty years they have remained united by a war that divided the nation. Joined by Jeeter's new girlfriend and her off-the-grid whiskey-drinking mother, these friends gather at Ben's remote trailer for one final hurrah. As the night deepens, the past makes a return appearance, and its many ghosts come flickering to life. This is a fierce, funny, haunted play about a friendship that ends—and a war that does not.
"LAST OF THE BOYS is to the Vietnam war what Angels In America was to the AIDS crisis." —Talkin' Broadway.
"Dietz has conjured the 1960s and the war in Vietnam better than any playwright has managed to date. Ghosts appear and disappear in this play…and these ghosts are in many ways permanent residents in the bodies and psyches of those who fought in the war, as well as those who became its indirect casualties. Their presence creates a restless, burning, grief-stricken quality—but it doesn't prevent the eruption of great bursts of pitch black humor; comic explosions that detonate from time to time as if someone had just tripped over a forgotten hand grenade." —Chicago Sun-Times.
"LAST OF THE BOYS is shattering, and its careful revelations and haunting imagery stick with you long after you leave the theater." —Windy City Times.
"Steven Dietz's new play is passionate, funny, altogether a knockout. The indictment of the war in Vietnam is intense and deeply personal…but the play is not a soapbox rant. LAST OF THE BOYS is about the way the past creates the present and the present repeats the past. The final image of Ben ironing an American flag is wrenching. If only we could get the wrinkles out." —Philadelphia City Paper.
**Seá's Night - A Special Needs Performance: A Special Needs Performance is just that! A performance of our current production but tailored for older teens (16 yrs - 19 yrs) & Adults with special needs and their families, friends and/or caregivers. Maybe you are on "The Spectrum", or have sensitivity to loud music or sounds, or a sensitivity to strobe lights, or you cant sit for long periods of time, or you have uncontrollable vocal outbursts, or you are not able to sit in close proximity to others, or you are a mother of an infant with no child care and you just need a night out of the house, or, or, or...this is the performance for you!
"Seá's Night" is named after Artistic Directors, Alanna Romansky & Sean Derry's daughter, Seá (Shay) Derry. She has Rett Syndrome and sitting still for long periods of time is very difficult. Interjecting vocally when some would think is inappropriate, is not controllable for Seá because of the side effects of Rett. Sean & Alanna's other children enjoy attending shows as well as helping backstage and even on stage at times, but Seá has not been able to attend any none too fragile shows, until NOW!
(Due to the nature of some special needs of our "Seá's Night" patrons, seating is very limited and ONLY for those with actual special needs and their families & friends who are attending the performance with them.)
All profits from "Seá's Night" performances are donated to Rett Syndrome Research Trust, which is a not-for-profit research group dedicated to finding a cure for Rett Syndrome.