THE COLONY THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
THE FOURTH PRODUCTION OF THEIR 2006-2007 SEASON…
Written by Simon Gray
Directed by Rick Sparks
Limited Engagement opens Saturday, February 10 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank!
“A Witty and Ingenious Thriller” – Daily Mirror
19, 2007…Burbank…The Colony Theatre Company presents the
fourth production of its 2006 – 2007 season, the diabolical
thriller, STAGE STRUCK,
written by Simon Gray, directed by Rick Sparks (Clutter: The True Story
of the Collyer Brothers, Where's My Money?) and starring Larry Cedar,
Louis Lotorto, Mary Gordon Murray and Kevin Symons. STAGE STRUCK will
preview on Wednesday, February 7; Thursday, February 8 and Friday,
February 9 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, February 10 at 8:00pm
and continue through Sunday, March 11 at the Colony Theatre, 555 North
Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center.
try and follow the ingenious twists and turns of this inventive play
about a theatrical stage manager, his actress wife, and their mutual
plans for revenge. Nothing and no one are what they might seem, and the
fun is that you are never quite sure who is doing what to whom in this
funny and as the English might say…bloody good time! STAGE
STRUCK opens in the living room of one Robert Simon. Formerly a first
rate stage manager in a provincial repertory company, he now he keeps
house for his West End actress wife while amusing himself with various
sexual adventures. He is a thoroughly happy man until the clumsy
intervention of a psychiatrist destroys his happiness and his marriage.
He plans a hideous revenge on his wife and the psychiatrist - a revenge
which allows him to rediscover all his old stage secrets!
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
(Playwright) was born in Hayling Island, England, he attended
Westminster School, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and
Trinity College, Cambridge. He lives in London. Gray has written over
30 plays, including Butley, Quartermaine's Terms, several TV plays,
film scripts and a number of popular memoirs. He has collaborated with
actor Alan Bates five times; with director Harold Pinter seven times,
most recently on The Old Masters. Peter Bowles, Edward Fox and Clive
Francis have frequently appeared in his plays. He often writes lead
roles for middle-aged males. His subject matter is often the trials and
tribulations of educated intellectuals, and his plays are notable for
their wit and emotional incisiveness. In the New Year's Honours List
published 31 December 2004 he was created a Commander of the Order of
the British Empire for services to Drama and Literature.
(Director) joyfully returns to the Colony Theatre where he had the
pleasure of directing the wildly successful Clutter: The True Story of
the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out by Mark Saltzman.
Last season his work on the Los Angeles premier of John Patrick
Shanley's Where's My Money?, inspired Daily Variety to call Rick, "one
of the most consistently excellent local theatre directors." He
directed and co-adapted/produced They Shoot Horses, Don't They? which
was the runaway hit of the 2001/2002 season winning 17 major theater
awards. Rick won his second L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Directing Award
for A Clockwork Orange co-produced along with Greenway Arts Alliance.
Other credits include: the Los Angeles premiere of Psycho Beach Party
(Director/Co-Producer): winner of: 2 L.A. Weekly Awards and 5
DramaLogue Awards. Highballs Ahoy! (Director/Producer/Co-Writer),
Off-Broadway and L.A. Productions of Down South
(Director/Choreographer); There’s No Place Like Hollywood
(Director/Choreographer): Ovation Awards nomination for Best Musical. A
Charlie Brown Commercial Christmas (Director/ Co-Producer/Co-Writer): 3
nominations from L.A. Weekly Awards. Kiss Me Kate, Inconceivable,
Tallulah, The House of Blue Leaves, A Life in the Theater, Blithe
Spirit, Grease, A Salute to Frederick Loewe, Hey Mr. Producer!, and
choreography for Sheila Sands Live at the Roxy produced by Lily Tomlin.
STAGE STRUCK has
assembled an award-winning design team. The set design is by Kurt
Boetcher. The lighting design is by Jeremy Pivnick. The costume design
is by A. Jeffrey Schoenberg. The sound design is by Cricket Myers.
STAGE STRUCK will
open on Saturday, February 10 and perform through Sunday, March 11,
2007. Performances for STAGE STRUCK will be Fridays and Saturdays at
8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Additionally there will be
performances on Saturday, February 17 & Saturday, February 24 at
3pm and Thursday, March 1 & Thursday, March 8 at 8:00pm. Ticket
prices range from $37.00 - $42.00 (student, senior and group discounts
are available). Preview performances will be Wednesday, February 7,
Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9 at 8:00pm – Preview
Tickets $20.00 - $25.00. Opening night performance with reception - all
tickets $50.00. There will be two Talk-Back performances with the cast
on Friday, February 16 and Thursday, March 1 immediately following the
performance. For tickets, call the Colony Theatre Box Office at
818/558-7000 ext. 15.
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2006 Readers' Choice poll, and was named one of "25 Notable U.S.
Theatre Companies" by Encyclopedia Britannica's 2006 Almanac.
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