The Edge Theatre Company to Present ORPHANS, 1/17-2/9

The Edge Theatre Company to Present ORPHANS, 1/17-2/9
Jack Wefso, Christian Mast and Rick Yaconis.
Photo by Rachel Graham.

The Edge Theatre Company presents "Orphans" January 17 through February 9 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. There will be a preview performance on Thursday, January 16 at 8 p.m. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6:00 p.m., with two added performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1 and 8 and a special performance on Monday, January 27 at 8 p.m. There is no performance on Sunday, February 2.

Tickets are $20 advance $22 at the door and are available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.

"Orphans" is the story of Treat (Jack Wefso) and Phillip (Christian Mast), two orphaned brothers who live in their decrepit North Philadelphia row house. They survive on petty thievery and a steady diet of tuna fish and daytime television until the violent older brother decides to kidnap Harold (Rick Yaconis), a notorious Chicago gangster. Harold soon becomes the force that will forever change their lives. "Orphans" was revived on Broadway in 2013 and nominated for Best Revival of a Play as the most talked about darkly comic play of the season.

Lyle Kessler began his career as an actor studying with Lee Strasberg. He was accepted into the Director's Unit of The Actors Studio where he wrote and directed his first one act play.

"Orphans" was directed by Gary Sinise and opened at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre before starting its successful Off Broadway run; Albert Finney, who also starring the film, won the Olivier Award for his performance in the London West End production.

"Orphans" will run Jan. 17 - Feb. 9; Preview performance Thurs., Jan. 16 @ 8 p.m.; Regular Run - Fri./Sat. & Mon. Jan. 27 @ 8 p.m.; Sat. Feb. 1 & 8 @ 2 p.m.; Sun@ 6 p.m. *No Performance Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $20 advance $22 at the door. Call 303-232-0363 or go online at www.theedgetheater.com. The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller Street, Suite 200, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.

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