Press Release: Indoor/Outdoor






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 inspiration.

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.

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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: Or visit our website at www.colonytheatre.ORG.