Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents TIME OF MY LIFE 4/15-5/16
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Time of My Life, a contemporary comedy by British master playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Time of My Life is directed by John Tillinger, whose extensive Broadway credits include Say Goodnight, Gracie with Frank Gorshin and The Sunshine Boys with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Time of My Life runs April 15 - May 16, 2010 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.
For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit www.ppt.org. Pittsburgh Public Theater is led by Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas.
Time of My Life takes place in the restaurant Essa de Calvi, where its owner and four waiters share an amazing family resemblance (they are all played by Tom Beckett). We begin at a birthday party for Laura (Ann McDonough), who is celebrating with her husband Gerry (Paxton Whitehead), their son Glyn (Tim McGeever) and his wife Stephanie (Leah Curney), and their other son Adam (Jeffrey Withers) and his girlfriend Maureen (Sarah Manton). A few too many cocktails later, as the evening is winding down, we realize that Ayckbourn's playwriting genius is just winding up. He keeps us in the restaurant, but follows Glyn and Stephanie into the future and Adam and Maureen into the past, while Gerry and Laura stay in the present. Ayckbourn comments on family, work, relationships, and of course food, but ultimately his manipulation of past, present and future suggest that living in the moment is the best time of all.
The design team for Time of My Life is James Noone (Scenic), Laurie Churba Kohn (Costumes), Rui Rita (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Fred Noel is the Production Stage Manager and Ashley J Martin is the Assistant Stage Manager.
About the Playwright
Alan Ayckbourn has written 73 plays, including The Norman Conquests, which won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival, Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular, and Bedroom Farce. Pittsburgh Public Theater audiences will be familiar with Sir Alan from the American premiere of RolePlay, staged here in 2005, and By Jeeves, which Ayckbourn wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed here is 2001.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
What: Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn
When: April 15 - May 16, 2010
Tues. through Sat. at 8 pm (except Tues., May 11 when the show is at 7 pm).
Sat. & Sun. at 2 pm (except Sat., April 17 and 24).
There will be an additional 2 pm matinee on Thurs., May 13.
Sun. at 7 pm (except Sun., May 16).
Press Night is Thurs. April 22.
Opening Night is Fri. April 23.
$35 to $55. $15 for students and age 26 and younger.
For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit www.ppt.org