Playwright John Kolvenbach Attends World Premiere of His Play BANK JOB at Amphibian Stage Productions Tonight

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) opens its first main stage production of the 2014 season, Bank Job, a world premiere by award-winning playwright John Kolvenbach. Leicester Landon, Alexandra Lawrence, Michael Muller, William Earl Ray, and Marshall York will star in this comedy, running tonight, February 13 through Sunday, March 2 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Jessica Bauman will direct the production.

Michael Muller last appeared on Amphibian's stage in the 2013 staged reading of On the Ceiling by Nigel Planer. William Earl Ray was featured in Amphibian's 2008 staged reading of First Person Shooter by Aaron Loeb. Marshall York was last seen in Amphibian's production of Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph. Leicester Landon and Alexandra Lawrence will make their Amphibian debut in this production.

Additionally, Bank Job will feature set design by Bob Lavallee, lighting design by Adam Chamberlin, sound design by David Lanza, costume design by Kathleen Anderson Culebro, and props design by Megan Beddingfield.

About the Play: Just one simple bank job. How hard can it be? For two brothers new to the armed robbery industry, it turns out it's a lot more difficult than it appears in the movies. When plans A and B (and C through F) fail, Tracey and Russell find themselves locked in the bank bathroom with no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, an unsuspecting cop, and the man who put them up to the whole thing. Bank Job is a quirky comedy about the holes we dig ourselves into and the people we trust to help us out.

Bank Job will run from Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, March 2 in Amphibian Stage Productions' Milburn Theatre. Thursday, February 13 is a private opening night for Amphibian's Devonian members and press and is available by invitation only. A "pay-what-you-can" final dress rehearsal will be available on Wednesday, February 12 that is open to the public.

Tickets for Bank Job are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students. Group discounts are also available for parties of six or more. For tickets and more information, theatergoers may call 817-923-3012, email boxoffice@amphibianproductions.org, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. The theater is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

About the Cast and Crew:

John Kolvenbach (playwright) is the author of Goldfish, Mrs. Whitney, Love Song, on an average day, Gizmo Love, Fabuloso and Marriage Play (or Half 'n Half 'n Half) which premiered in 2012 at Merrimack Repertory. Goldfish premiered at South Coast Repertory in the Spring of 2009, directed by Loretta Greco. Goldfish was then produced at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco in the Fall of that year. The Magic also premiered Mrs. Whitney in the Fall of 2009, under Kolvenbach's direction. Love Song premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago in the spring of 2006, directed by Austin Pendelton. Love Song went on to the West End, where it was nominated for an Olivier Award, best new comedy. The London production was directed by John Crowley, with Neve Campbell, Cillian Murphy, Kristen Johnston and Michael McKean. Love Song has been produced in Zurich, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Seoul and Rome. There have been over fifty productions in the US. on an average day premiered at the Comedy Theatre on the West End in 2002, with Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan, also directed by Mr. Crowley. Average Day has been produced in Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Lisbon among many other places. Fabuloso premiered at the Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre in 2008, directed by Mr. Kolvenbach. Fabuloso was staged in San Juan and Zurich, in Spanish and Swiss German, respectively. Kolvenbach's plays are published by Methuen and licensed by DPS. Kolvenbach's first screenplay, Clear Winter Noon was selected for the Black List in 2008.




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