I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT to Make LA Premiere at Colony Theatre, 2/6-3/3

Tyler Pierce (Greg) is making his Colony Theatre debut. He most recently appeared at South Coast Rep's NewSCRipts in Death of the Author. He has appeared in tours of Legends with Joan Collins and Linda Evans, Barriers and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Selected regional theatre credits include of How to Write a New Book for the Bible (South Coast Rep, Berkeley Rep and Seattle Repertory Theatre); Good People (Geffen Playhouse); The Gronholm Method (Falcon Theatre); Death of a Salesman (The Old Globe); A Streetcar Named Desire (Guthrie Theater); The Night Is a Child (world premiere at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and at Pasadena Playhouse); Crime and Punishment (Berkeley Repertory); Dracula, A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Macbeth, Pericles, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lorenzaccio, The Tempest (The Shakespeare Theatre Company); Youth Inc. (McCarter Theatre Center); and Fat Pig, The Internationalist (regional premiere at The Studio Theatre). New York theatre includes work at Theatre at St. Clement's, Circle East, New York Classical Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Atlantic Theater Company, Atlantic Theatre Studio, Theatre for a New Audience, Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists, and New Georges. He has appeared in the films The Kiss, Best Friends, A Professional, Alchera, Modern Day Arranged Marriage, and The Rub and on television in Kidnapped, The Guiding Light, Third Watch, Runner (pilot), and Asteroid.

Joanna Strapp (Jan) was previously seen at The Colony in Mary's Wedding, in which she understudied and performed the title role. A member of The Antaeus Company, she has performed in their productions of Peace In Our Time (2012 Ovation and LA Weekly awards for Best Production, Intimate Theater), The Seagull, Macbeth, and The Malcontent, as well as
numerous workshops and readings. Other recent theatre credits include The Laguna Playhouse (The Pursuit of Happiness), The Indian Wells Theater (Trying), The Production Company (Mrs. Warren's Profession, How I Learned to Drive, Breaking The Code) The Skylight (Beautified), The Zephyr (Slasher), The Still Speaking Theatre (The Runner Stumbles), The Getty Villa (The Vesuvius Prophecies, and the upcoming Oedipus The Man) as well as work at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. On television, she has appeared in House, The United States of Tara, Medium, and Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip, among others. She is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. JoannaStrapp.com

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT has assembled an award-winning design team. The Scenic Design is by Stephen Gifford (LA WEEKLY Award - Lady). The Lighting Design is by Luke Moyer (Ovation Award - Dracula). The Costume Design is by Dianne K. Graebner (Ovation nominations - The Brothers Karamazov & Battle Hymn). The Sound Design is by Drew Dalzell (Ovation Award - Songs for a New World, Ovation nomination - Old Wicked Songs). Props Design and Set Dressing is by Colony Theatre resident designers MacAndMe.

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT will open on Saturday, February 9 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, March 3. Performances for I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT are
Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm; and Sundays at 2:00pm. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $42.00 (student, senior, and group discounts are available).

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT will preview on Wednesday, February 6; Thursday, February 7; and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall.

Opening night performance with reception - all tickets $50.00. There are question-and-answer talkbacks after the performances on Friday, February 15 and Thursday, February 28. For tickets, call the Colony Theatre Box Office at 818/558-7000 ext. 15 or online at www.ColonyTheatre.org.

The award-winning Colony Theatre Company was founded in 1975 as a 99-seat Equity-waiver theatre in Silver Lake. Over the years the company was so successful artistically, and built such a large subscriber base, that in 2000 it was able to move into a 270-seat theatre created for it by the

City of Burbank, becoming one of only 5 mid-size professional theatres in the LA area that produce a year-round season of plays and musicals, and that employ actors under contract with Actors' Equity Association. Its current season features two Los Angeles premieres, three West Coast premieres, and a World Premiere musical.

The Colony Theatre is located at 555 North Third Street, at the corner of Cypress, in the heart of the Burbank Media Center.

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