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EASTERN STANDARD
The Colony Theatre Opens Its First Second Stage Production at the New Burbank Center Stage
Eastern Standard Is Extended Before Opening As Subscriptions Surpass 4,600

Burbank, CA - September 8, 2000 -- Concurrently with its acclaimed production of Dandelion Wine, The Colony Theatre Company is proud to present Eastern Standard by Richard Greenberg. Eastern Standard is the first Second Stage production at the company’s new home in the Burbank Center Stage.

A critical and popular success at New York’s famed Manhattan Theatre Club, this celebrated play went on to become a Broadway hit as well.  Hailed as a uniquely perceptive and devastatingly witty play for our times, Eastern Standard traces the experiences of a group of young, rich, and somewhat jaded New York "Yuppies" as they move from disenchantment to hopeful anticipation of what modern life has to offer. The New York Times says, "For anyone who has been waiting for a play that tells what it is like to be more or less middle-class, more or less young and more or less well-intentioned in a frightening city at this moment in this time zone, Eastern Standard at long last is it." The play was written by Richard Greenberg whose new play, Everett Beekin, is currently in its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in Orange County.  Another Greenberg play, Three Days of Rain, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in1998.

Featured in the cast are Darin Anthony, Gil Bernardi, Chad Borden, Kelly Coleman, Sandra Kinder, and Stacey Silverman. The production is directed by John Ross Clark, and produced by Chad Borden and Amy Morrell.

Eastern Standard will open to the press and general public on Tuesday, September 26. Due to the continuing surge in Colony subscriptions, the show has already announced an extension through Saturday, December 9. Performance times for Eastern Standard are 8 PM Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 PM Saturday, and 7 PM Sunday.  (No performances October 31, November 25 and 26.)  The price for all tickets is $10.00. This play contains strong language and is not recommended for children under 18.

Burbank Center Stage--home of The Colony Theatre Company--is located at 555 North Third Street in Burbank, at the corner of Cypress, part of the Media City Shopping Center.  Call (818) 558-7000 for reservations and subscription information. Fax number: (818) 558-7110.  Website: www.colonytheatre.org.  E-mail: boxoffice@colonytheatre.org.

CONTACTS: Catherine Springer/Amanda Diamond 
(818) 558-7000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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