Press Release: Indoor/Outdoor
MEDIA ALERT FOR THEATRE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS
AND CALENDAR LISTINGS
THE COLONY THEATRE COMPANY, CELBRATING ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY YEAR
ANNOUNCES THE SECOND PRODUCTION OF THEIR 2005-2006 SEASON…
Written by Kenny Finkle
Directed by Stefan Novinski
The PURR-fection begins Saturday, August 20th at 8:00pm at the Colony Theatre in Burbank!
A wonderful romantic comedy for anyone who’s ever been in a relationship… human or otherwise!
July 20, 2005…Burbank, CA…The Colony Theatre Company
presents the second production of its celebratory 30th anniversary year
with the hit romantic comedy, INDOOR/OUTDOOR, written by Kenny Finkle and directed by Stefan Novinski (Around the World in 80 Days).
INDOOR/OUTDOOR will preview
Wednesday, August 17; Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 and
will open on Saturday, August 20 and continue through Sunday, September
18 at the Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent
to the Burbank Town Center.
The second production of our 30th season will be the West Coast
Premiere of a play that has the regional theatre world purring in
delight! INDOOR/OUTDOOR is the
tale of an overly pampered housecat, Samantha, who is falling madly in
love with handsome outdoor wildcat Oscar­ - and only a thin
pane of glass keeps them apart. Will Samantha’s lonely-guy owner
ever understand? Is the visiting cat therapist flying on catnip? Will
love conquer all? This funny, romantic tale of two cats separated by
fate feels so human, even dog lovers will be drawn into the joys,
laughs and heartaches­ as well as the grand themes of hope and
Comments Colony Artistic Director Barbara Beckley: “It is
wonderful to bring our subscribers and audiences the West Coast
Premiere of this regional theatre hit. It’s a delightful romantic
comedy that addresses love and relationships from a decidedly different
point of view, which makes it all the more human. This is going to be
great fun and we are overjoyed to have Stefan Novinski back directing a
perfect cast and magical design team for what promises to be an
absolutely delightful confection.”
Stefan Novinski is an award winning director based in Los Angeles.
Recent productions include Around the World in 80 Days at the Colony
Theatre; Medea at Boston Court; The Cosmonaut’s Last Message....
(LA WEEKLY AWARD , Best Director, Best Production Design, Best
Production 2003); As I Lay Dying (LA WEEKLY AWARD Nomination for
Direction); Fen (Garland Award for Direction, Top Ten Productions of
the year, LA WEEKLY) all at the Open Fist Theatre Co. The Skin of Our
Teeth (LA WEEKLY AWARD for Best Revival 2003) at the Evidence Room.
Sideways Stories from the Wayside School at South Coast Rep. Stefan
holds an MFA in Directing from UCSD; credits there include Polaroid
Stories by Naomi Iizuka and The Sound and The Fury adapted by Erik Ehn
(KPBS Patte' award); Persians, adapted by Andrew Case. New York credits
include Chinese Waiter at HERE for the Lincoln Center Director's
Lab/American Living Room; Rogues/Special Fund for the New York
International Fringe Festival. Prior to moving to the West Coast, He
served as the Associate Producer of The Big D Festival of the
Unexpected at the Dallas Theater Center. He is a member of the Lincoln
Center Director's Lab.
Playwright Kenny Finkle's work has been produced by the Hangar Theatre,
Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival, the Flea Theatre, House
of Candles, ShowWorld, among others. This coming season,
"Indoor/Outdoor" will also be seen at the Trinity Rep in Providence,
RI. He is a recipient of a NYFA fellowship and has been awarded
University of Illinois' Inner Voices prize. Kenny is a graduate of
Columbia University's MFA Playwriting program and NYU's Tisch School of
the Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He is currently under
commission from Ford's Theatre.
The cast of INDOOR/OUTDOOR
includes: Louis Lotorto, who returns to the Colony as Oscar, after
appearing most recently as Dr. Watson in Sherlock’s Last Case and
in The Ladies of the Camellias; Jeff Marlow will star as Shuman,
reuniting with Mr. Novinski after appearing in his Around the World in
80 Days at the Colony; Tessa Thompson will portray pampered housecat
Samantha and Shana Wride will star as Matilda.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR has assembled an
award-winning design team. The set design is by Susan Gratch (The Man
Who Came to Dinner). The costume design is by Melanie Watnick (Around
the World in 80 Days). The sound design is by Drew Dalzell (Grand
Hotel, Around the World in 80 Days). The lighting design is by Lisa D.
Katz (The Drawer Boy, Fuddy Meers).
INDOOR/OUTDOOR will open on
Saturday, August 20 and perform through Sunday, September 18, 2005.
Performances for INDOOR/OUTDOOR will be Fridays and Saturdays at
8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Additionally there will be
performances on Saturday, August 27 and Saturday, September 3 at
3:00pm; and also Thursday, September 8 and Thursday, September 15 at
8:00pm. There will be no 7:00pm performance on Sunday, August 21.
Ticket prices range from $30.00 - $40.00 (student, senior and group
discounts are available). Preview performances will be Wednesday,
August 17, Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 at 8:00pm –
all tickets $20.00. Opening night performance with reception - all
tickets $65.00. There will be two Talk-Back performances with the cast
on Friday, August 26 and Thursday, September 8 immediately following
the performance. For tickets, call the Colony Theatre Box Office at
818/558-7000 ext. 15.
more information or for press comps, please contact David
Elzer/DEMAND PR at 818/508-1754 or at ELZERD@aol.com.
The Colony Theatre Company is a 29
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.
PRESS CONTACT: David Elzer