Thursday, April 07, 2011

Tucson: World Premiere of Warren Bodow's Fronting the Order at Beowulf Alley Theatre



From: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company []
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 3:40 AM
Subject: This week at Beowulf Alley Theatre




Beowulf Alley Theatre

World Premiere of Warren Bodow's

Fronting the Order

Opens This Week!




Directed by Sheldon Metz

Eleven Performances Only



Set in a diner in a small upstate New York town one summer evening in 1959, four encyclopedia salesmen prepare to canvass neighborhoods in Olean, New York, knocking on doors with a patently misleading pitch. The play explores the relationships among the men, with the pretty but aging waitress, and with the changing world around them. With wit and humor, the play reminds us that the ‘50s were far more turbulent than we remember or have been told.


Directed by Sheldon Metz, recently acclaim for his work on The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Beowulf Alley, Fronting The Order runs five characters through a mill of deception, sexual innuendo, and class warfare. Five local actors, Denise Blum, Dan Colecchia, Bill Epstein, Tenoch Gomez and Josh Silvain are featured.


Playwright Warren G. Bodow has been a Tucson winter resident for the past five years. A member of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Playwrights, two of his earlier plays received staged readings in Tucson before going on to showcase productions in New York City. In between his college years at Syracuse University, he sold encyclopedias on the road and remembers those days as exciting and eye-opening.



Tickets for FRONTING THE ORDER are available on Beowulf Alley Theatre's website, , or by phone, (520) 882-0555. Beowulf Alley Theatre is downtown, at 11 South 6th Avenue, near Congress.



Performance days, dates, times and prices are:




Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. - $15 – Preview

Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. - $19 – Opening

Thursday - Saturday, April 14-16, 7:30 p.m. - $19

Wednesday-Saturday, April 20-23, 7:30 p.m. - $19



Sundays, April 10 & 17, 2:30 p.m. - $19



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