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THE COLONY THEATRE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS
2002/2003 “SEASON of DISCOVERY”
in the heart of Burbank, The Colony Theatre will be Equity
and bring to Los Angeles…
FRESH FROM NEW YORK;
March 18th, 2002…BURBANK…Fresh off the success of its smash hit production of SIDE SHOW (now through April 7th), the Colony Theatre Company is very proud to announce its "2002 - 2003 “Season of Discovery.” In this, its second season in its beautiful new home in Burbank, the award-winning theatre company will be presenting three Los Angeles premieres of shows coming from the last few Broadway and Off-Broadway seasons. Two of the productions are listed among American Theatre Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Produced Plays” in regional theatres across America today. It will also present a World Premiere Theatrical Epic and will announce its fifth production shortly. This will also be the first year that the theatre will be an Equity house. Barbara Beckley, Producing Director of the Colony Theatre comments, "This is probably the most exciting time in our 27-year history. It's absolutely thrilling to finally reach our first season of full Equity status, and to have so many plays in our lineup that haven't been seen locally before. All those years of hard work and struggle to get here are finally paying off, and it's enormously gratifying."
Moises Kaufman’s THE LARAMIE
PROJECT will have its Los Angeles premiere at the theatre in June.
Directed by the Garland Award-winning Nick DeGruccio (SIDE SHOW,
West Coast Premiere of PUTTING IT TOGETHER), this daring, critically
acclaimed and emotionally riveting drama of a small town at the epicenter
of an incomprehensible crime has been hailed as “an OUR TOWN for
the new millennium.” The New York Times hails THE LARAMIE PROJECT
as “Nothing short of stunning!” The Colony is especially proud to open
its 2002-2003 season with this important and timely work.
David Lindsay-Abaire’s Drama Desk Award-Winning Play for 2000, FUDDY MEERS will have its Southern California Premiere at the Colony Theatre. The story of an amnesiac desperately trying to regain her memory in the face of ever increasing mayhem, this roller coaster ride of a comedy “explodes with laughter” raves New York Magazine’s John Simon. FUDDY MEERS will be directed by Drama-Logue Award-winning director David Rose (THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU) and will proudly grace the Colony’s state-of-the-art new space in February, 2003.
Additionally, the Colony will produce a World Premiere adventure epic, BEAUTIFUL IN THE EXTREME by Leon Martell. This theatrical event follows the greatest journey of discovery in our nation’s history - the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Martell has crafted a play of heart-stopping drama and unexpected comedy, an epic of the American West as Meriwether Lewis first saw it - wild, awesome and pristinely beautiful. BEAUTIFUL IN THE EXTREME will also be directed by David Rose and will play the Colony in October, 2002.
Finally, the fifth play of this extraordinary season is a special surprise. The Colony is negotiating for a production worthy of the rest of this historic season for the theatre. An announcement is expected shortly.
Should you have any questions
or need additional information, please feel free to contact David Elzer
at (818) 508-1754 or by e-mail at ELZERD@aol.com
The Colony Theatre
Company is a 27 year old organization dedicated to bringing the finest
quality theatrical productions to Los Angeles. The theatre is located at
555 North Third Street, at the corner of Cypress, in the heart of the Burbank
Media Center. For further information, call (818) 558-7000. Fax number:
(818) 558-7110. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit our website at www.colonytheatre.org.
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