FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Live Theatre Workshop Proudly Presents
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Sabian Trout
Featuring Lesley Abrams, Jodi Ajanovic and Keith Wick
August 27-October 2, 2011
Preview Performances: August 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night Performance: Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM
Performances: Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM with Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Preview Tickets: $12 | Regular Tickets: $18 with discounts available
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For more information go to www.livetheatreworkshop.org
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712
Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Rich characters, surprising twists, and a wacky comic tone connect three tales set in a small town funeral parlor. Funny, genuine, and surprisingly touching -- audiences are sure laugh out loud at playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's comic ingenuity.
"THREE VIEWINGS is essential viewing..."
"...beautifully spun tales that have cumulative impact -- and surprise payoffs...one of the season's indisputable triumphs."
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Jeffrey Hatcher’s plays have been produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, throughout the United States, and abroad. They include THREE VIEWINGS, A PICASSO, SCOTLAND ROAD, and COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, as well as adaptations of THE TURN OF THE SCREW, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (with Mitch Albom). Film/ TV: "Stage Beauty," "Casanova," "The Duchess," and episodes of "Columbo." He is a member of The Playwrights Center, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild, and New Dramatists.
Lesley Abrams - is co-founder of the Laughing Stock Comedy Company, which specializes in creating customized, improvised comedy for business audiences nationwide. She has performed locally in productions of THE LION IN WINTER, ARMOR, DOROTHY PARKER’S LAST CALL (which she wrote), IMMORTAL LONGINGS, DOUBT, NEW HOUSE / NEW DOG, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, NOISES OFF, SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU, THE TROJAN WOMEN and FROZEN -- a performance which earned her the Arizona Daily Star MAC Award for Best Actress. She is thrilled to be returning to the mainstage at Live Theatre Workshop where she previously appeared in PICNIC.
Jodi Ajanovic - originally hails for the Midwest where she received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Indiana State University. Upon graduation, she was the proud recipient of the Tisch-Capson Dramatic Writing fellowship from New York University and the Glenville Performance fellowship from the Oxford Dramatic Society. After her studies, Jodi performed with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Edyvena Repertory Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre and the Bunbury Threatre, to name a few. Jodi landed in Tucson and is excited to be in her seventh season with LTW, some of her favorite roles include Rose in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Sybil in PRIVATE LIVES, Helen in BABY WITH THE BATHWATER and Miss Skillon in SEE HOW THEY RUN, for which she was nominated for a MAC award by the Arizona Daily Star. She has played on the Etcetera Stage in THE BALTIMORE WALTZ and written THE EXISTENCE OF FAIRIES for the All Together Theatre here at LTW.
Paul Matlock - Production Stage Manager - has served on the technical crew for many mainstage and late-night productions at LTW, including DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, PICNIC, SAVAGE IN LIMBO and HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, to name a few. Earlier this season Paul performed with Winding Road Theatre Ensemble in their productions of THE LION IN WINTER (John) and FIFTH OF JULY (Weston) as well as in the staged reading of RAG AND BONE (T-Bone) for Etcetera.
Sabian Trout - Direction - is thoroughly enjoying her sixth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. Previous LTW directing credits include HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, THE DINNER PARTY, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, THE GIN GAME, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, BROADWAY BOUND and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, LA Theatre Works and Arizona Theatre Company. Other Tucson directing credits include LOVE LETTERS, EXTREMITIES, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE and ON THE VERGE. Some favorite directing projects include SPIKE HEELS, BEIRUT and KORCZAK AND THE CHILDREN. Sabian earned her MFA in Directing from the University of Texas in 1995.
Keith Wick - is happy to once again appear in another Live Theatre Workshop Mainstage production. Previous LTW acting credits include DANCING AT LUGHNASA, SPIDER’S WEB, FUNNY MONEY, LOST IN YONKERS, A TUNA CHRISTMAS, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (2010 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award Winner -- Best Actor in a Comedy), THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Keith has also appeared in several All Together Theatre productions at LTW. He is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some of his favorite roles include Fluellen in HENRY V, Second Man in AND THEY DANCE REAL SLOW IN JACKSON, Clive Champion-Cheney in THE CIRCLE and Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS. Keith is a recipient of an AriZoni award for his portrayal of Dromio of Syracuse in the Southwest Shakespeare Production of A COMEDY OF ERRORS.
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