ROBYN IS HAPPY to Make World Premiere at B Street Theatre, 3/3-4/14

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The B Street Theatre presents its most outrageous, brazen comedy of the season: Robyn is Happy by Michael Elyanow.

Robyn, Hannah, and Trudy have looked out for each other since grade school. But when Robyn and Trudy suddenly make radical, scandalous choices in life and love, they threaten to destroy a once rock-sold friendship and send Hannah over The Edge. Political correctness is not the only virtue scrapped in this explosive new comedy.

Emerging playwright Michael Elyanow's work has enraptured audiences in New York, Los Angeles, and across the country. In addition to his playwrighting and screenwriting career, Elyanow has taught at Emerson College (Boston), Columbia College (Chicago), and Northwestern University while working with outreach programs at the Guthrie Theatre and Hartford Stage Company. Robyn is Happy received developmental workshops at the Hangar Theatre in 2010 and Hartford Stage Company in 2011. B Street is proud to mount the world premiere of Elyanow's new play as the theatre's most shocking comedy of the season.

Show contains strong language and adult content.

Directed by Buck Busfield, the cast features Elisabeth Nunziato as Robyn, Amy Kelly as Trudy, and Hannah to be announced. The creative team includes Lighting Design by Ron Madonia and Stage Manager Tony Poston.

The production runs March 3-April 14, 2013, Tuesdays at 6:30pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm and 6:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm and 9 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. Previews are set for Mar 2 at 5 pm & Mar 3 at 2 pm with the opening slated for Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 at 7 pm. All performances play the B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento. COST: $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $10* Preview tickets. For more information, call (916) 443-5300, or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.

B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.

B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.

Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training. B Street Theatre has produced over 250 professional productions since 1986.

More information at www.bstreettheatre.org.

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