Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis to Open NNPN Rolling Premiere of Steven Dietz's RANCHO MIRAGE, 10/24
Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis presents the National New Play Network ( NNPN ) Rolling World Premiere of Steven Dietz's Rancho Mirage. Opening October 24 , 2013 in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix , this show runs through November 24 , 2013 and will be directed by Phoenix Theatre Producing Director Bryan Fonseca.
Written by one of America's most widelyproduced playwrights Steven Dietz , including Yankee Tavern - produced in 2010 by the Phoenix, Rancho Mirage began its Rolling World Premiere at Olney Theatre Center ( Olney, MD ), followed by New Rep ( Watertown, MA ), then at the Phoenix and ending at Curious Theatre ( Denver ).
Rancho Mirage is a bitingly funny black comedy about what happens when the fictions that hold our lives together are exposed . In Mr . Dietz's sharp and surprising sojourn into the psyche of 2013 America - where affluence is perhaps our greatest mirage - three couples , longtime friends , find themselves at a dinner party where everyone finally decides to tell the truth.
ABOUT Steven Dietz Steven Dietz's thirtyplus plays have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States , as well as OffBroadway and internationally. Mr. Dietz received the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award for both his OffBroadway drama , Fiction , and his play for young audiences , Still Life with Iris . A twotime finalist for the Steinberg New Play Award ( Becky's New Car , Last of the Boys ) , Mr . Dietz has also received the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play for Sherlock Holmes : The Final Adventure ; the PEN USA West Award in Drama for Lonely Planet ; and an NNPN Continued Life of New Plays Fund for his conspiracy thriller , Yankee Tavern . Mr . Dietz and his family divide their time between Seattle and Austin , where he teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas .
CAST Bill Simmons ( as Trevor Neese ) Sara Riemen ( as Louise Parker ) Earl Campbell ( as Nick Dahner ) New to the Phoenix Jolene Mentink Moffat ( as Diane Dahner ) Joshua Coomer ( as Charlie Caldwell ) New to the Phoenix Diane Timmerman ( as Pam Caldwell )
PRODUCTION STAFF In addition to director Bryan Fonseca , the production staff for Rancho Mirage includes Dan Tracy as Set Designer , Jeff Martin as Lighting Designer and Technical Director , Tom Horan as Sound Designer , Ashley Kiefer as Costume Design and Props Master , and Chelsey Stauffer as Stage Manager .
Tickets for Rancho Mirage are on sale now . The entire first weekend are CheapSeats performances , so tickets are just $ 18.00 per person . All performances after that are $ 28.00 per person . Tickets for Rancho Mirage may be purchased by calling the box office at 317.635.7529 or may be purchased online at phoenixtheatre.org .
The Phoenix Theatre is Indiana's only professional Contemporary Theatre , and has presented productions to challenge and entertain the Indianapolis community for 31 years . An Equity house , the Phoenix presents the Midwest and Indiana premieres of many popular Broadway and Off-Broadway plays , and has presented more than 85 world premieres . The Phoenix operates the 130seat proscenium Livia and Steve Russell Theatre as well as the 65seat cabaretstyle black box Frank & Katrina Basile Stage . The Phoenix Pub , located in the Basile Stage , serves beer , wine , coffee , soft drinks , water , and treats , and patrons may take all refreshments into either theatre . Both venues are housed along with administrative offices in a renovated 1907 church in downtown Indianapolis ' historic Chatham Arch neighborhood , part of the Mass Ave Arts & Theatre District . The Phoenix Theatre is a member of the National New Play Network and the League of Indianapolis Theatres , and is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission , the Arts Council of Indianapolis , and the National Endowment for the Arts , as well as local corporate and foundation funders and more than 400 individual donors .