The Phoenix Theatre
of Indianapolis has announced the Indiana Premiere of Nicky Silver
's corrosive comedy, The Lyons in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre. Opening Thursday, February 28, and running through Sunday, March 31, 2013, The Lyons was chosen by Phoenix Producing Director Bryan Fonseca specifically for Diane Kondrat
in the lead role of Rita Lyons, as her last role before moving to the West Coast. The Lyons will be Diane Kondrat
's 20th play at The Phoenix Theatre
Scroll below for photos of the cast onstage!
Photo Credit: Zach Rosing
The Lyons is the funny and stirring tale about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch, Ben Lyons. As his wife Rita and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is completely isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude (and trapped in a hospital room for the entire first act) they are propelled into the foreign territory of human connection. At a distance these characters are hilarious as they kick the ego out of one another. But look at them closely and the audience will likely find an intimate mirror of their own frightened self.
Dying patriarch Curtis Lyons (Charles Goad) tries to get along with his nurse (Mercedes Martinez).
Lisa Lyons (Angela Plank) tries to listen as her mother, Rita Lyons (Diane Kondrat) tells her what is wrong with her life.
The entire family (L to R) Rita Lyons (Diane Kondrat), Lisa Lyons (Angela Plank), Curtis Lyons (Charles Goad) and Ben Lyons (Scot Greenwell) gathers at the fatherâ€s bedside.
Ben Lyons (Scot Greenwell), his father Curtis Lyons (Charles Goad) and mother Rita Lyons (Diane Kondrat) argue over the fatherâ€s hospital bed.
Ben Lyons (Scot Greenwell), meets with the object of his affection Brian (Lincoln Slentz).
The cast (L to R) Lincoln Slentz (Brian), Angela Plank (Lisa Lyons), Charles Goad (Curtis Lyons), Diane Kondrat (Rita Lyons), Scot Greenwell (Ben Lyons) and Mercedes Martinez (nurse).