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Toys in the Attic 

MEDIA ALERT FOR THEATRE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS 
          AND CALENDAR LISTINGS

          THE COLONY THEATRE COMPANY 
PROUDLY PRESENTS ON STAGE IN LOS ANGELES 
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER TWENTY YEARS

TOYS IN THE ATTIC

BY LILLIAN HELLMAN
 

Directed by JESSICA KUBZANSKY

     Limited Engagement Opens August 16TH, 2003

Be careful what you wish for…


July 10, 2003…Burbank, CA…The Colony Theatre Company proudly presents for the first time in Los Angeles in over twenty years, the second production of its 2003 – 2004 season, Lillian Hellman’s TOYS IN THE ATTIC, directed by acclaimed director Jessica Kubzansky.  TOYS IN THE ATTIC will open on Saturday, August 16th and continue through Sunday, September 14th at the Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) in the heart of the Burbank Media Center.

Funny and poignant, dangerous and passionate, TOYS IN THE ATTIC wonders what if your most irresponsible brother suddenly had money to burn?  A peaceful Southern home erupts in intrigue and deceit when two sisters discover their ne'er-do-well brother is suddenly wildly successful. Will his mysterious newfound wealth buy the sisters a lifetime of happiness -- or a journey to the heart of their family's deepest secrets? 

Barbara Beckley, Producing Director of the Colony Theatre comments, “It is my understanding that the Lillian Hellman estate rarely grants permission for TOYS IN THE ATTIC to be produced.  Many local companies have tried for years to secure the rights. It is such an honor to be working with Jessica Kubzansky again and putting together this major revival of one of America’s greatest writers’ works for the first time in this city in over 20 years. Our subscribers and audiences are in for a thrilling evening of theatre in the hands of Lillian and Jessica - two extraordinarily talented and gifted women.”

Jessica Kubzansky is an award-winning director.  She was just named co-artistic director of the theatre wing of Pasadena's new intimate performing arts complex, The Theatre at Boston Court.  Kubzansky's recent forays include MEASURE FOR MEASURE at A Noise Within, the world premiere of Bryan Davidson's WAR MUSIC for the Playwrights' Arena/Echo Theatre at LATC (next up at the Geffen Playhouse),  David Hare's AMY'S VIEW (with Carol Lawrence and Susan Egan) at International City Theatre, Nick Salamone and Maury McIntyre's award-winning musical MOSCOW, most recently at the Chekhov Now Festival in NYC, PIRATES OF PENZANCE for the Publick Theatre (Boston), Kushner's THE ILLUSION for the American Stage Co. (Florida), TWELFTH NIGHT for the Grand Canyon Shakespeare Festival (Arizona), MACBETH at Greyfriars Kirkyard (Edinburgh), the world premiere of Carol Wolf's THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT (MONSIEUR SHAHERAZAD) with Ron Campbell, which has played London's Old Red Lion and toured the world; and, also in SoCal: world premieres for the Mark Taper Forum New Works (plays by Diana Son, Paula Weston Solano, et al),  A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS (ICT), MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Laguna Playhouse), LULU (Pacific Resident Theatre), DANCING AT LUGHNASA (McCoy/Rigby/La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), Vaclav Havel's THE MEMORANDUM (Odyssey Theatre), THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES and THE MANDRAKE (West Coast Ensemble), HEARTBREAK HOUSE (Colony Theatre), Schnitzler's ANATOL (Buffalo Nights), among many others. Kubzansky and her productions have received numerous awards. 

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Additionally there will be added performances on Saturday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 30th at 3:00pm; Thursday, September 4th and Thursday, September 11th at 8:00pm.  Ticket prices are Thursday, Saturday matinee and Sunday evenings $26.00  ($23 for Students and Seniors); Friday evenings and  Sunday matinees $29 ($26 for Students and Seniors);  Saturday evenings all seats $32. Preview performances are Wednesday, August 13th; Thursday, August 14th and Friday August  15th at 8:00pm - all tickets $16.00.  Opening night gala (with reception) all tickets $50.00.  For tickets, call the Box Office at 818/558-7000. 

 
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 28 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: boxoffice@colonytheatre.org. Or visit our website at www.colonytheatre.org
 
 
CONTACTS:  David Elzer
Demand PR
(818) 508-1754

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