Photo Flash: First Look at Phoenix Theatre's NEXT FALL, Opening Tonight, 6/7

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The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis presents Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. This witty and provocative urban romance won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play opens tonight, June 7th on the Livia and Steve Russell Mainstage at the Phoenix. Get a first look at the production below!

Next Fall is about two gay men, Adam and Luke, who are in a five-year relationship and are committed to make it work despite their differences. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke's family for support and answers. This modern romance places current debates in a human context by examining who is truly our “family”, what it means to “believe” in this day and age, and what it might cost us not to.

“Next Fall paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith,” says director and Phoenix Theatre founding member Charles Goad. “The Phoenix has a way of bringing topics from today’s headlines to the stage and Next Fall is no exception.”

“I had many people tell me that Next Fall was a Phoenix show. When I read the script, I had to agree. Not only is it an exceptionally well-written script, it also confronts the very timely and provocative issue of gay marriage,” says Phoenix Producing Director Bryan Fonseca. “At the center of this production is the topic of who is considered ‘family’ in a modern relationship,” says Fonseca. “Not only is this a much-discussed topic, it may very well be the issue that decides the upcoming Presidential election.”

The Next Fall cast features Scot Greenwell as Adam, John Goodson as his partner Luke, Angela Plank as Holly, Diane Timmerman as Luke’s mother Arlene, Stephen Hunt as Luke’s father Butch and Andy Perkins is Brandon.

In addition to Charles Goad directing, Bryan Fonseca produces, Dan Tracy is Set Designer, Nolan Brokamp is Lighting Designer as well as Technical Director, Ashley Kiefer is Costume Designer and Props Manager, Tim Brickley is Sound Designer, Zach Rosing is Multi-media Designer and Chelsey Wood is Assistant Stage Manager.

CheapSeats performances will continue on Thursdays, so the price for a Thursday ticket will remain $15 per person. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performance tickets will be $25 for all shows. The Phoenix will continue to offer a youth rate of $15, for those individuals aged 20 and younger.

Tickets for the new season may be purchased by calling the box office at 317.635.7529 to charge by phone, and are available online at phoenixtheatre.org. All seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Performances are Thursdays at 7:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, unless otherwise noted on our website. Doors open ½ hour prior to curtain for seating. The Phoenix Pub, located inside the theatre, offers beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and bottled water, as well as treats, and all refreshments may be taken into either theatre and consumed during the performance.

The Phoenix Theatre is Indiana's only professional Contemporary Theatre, and has presented productions to challenge and entertain the Indianapolis community for 29 years. An Equity house, the Theatre presents the Midwest and Indiana premieres of many popular Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, and has presented more than 83 world premieres in its quarter century. The Phoenix Theatre is a member of the National New Play Network and the League of Indianapolis Theatres.

Photos courtesy The Phoenix Theatre.

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