DMT to Continue 2013-14 Staged Reading Series with BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS, 10/8
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) is excited to announce the fourth production in the 2013-2014 "Bare Bones" staged reading series: "BOB: A Life in Five Acts" by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, a quirky comic chronicle of the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man."
The play will have one performance, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 8:00pm, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. Tickets are $10 (open seating), and are available through the Box Office at (510) 881-6777 or online at www.dmtonline.org.
Bob is born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle fast food restaurant. From a tender age, he's sure that he is supposed to be a "Great Man" -- if he could just figure how. Thus begins Bob's extraordinary trek across America, where he encounters a myriad of weird and wonderful characters, experiences love and loss, hardship and fortune, the whole gamut of life. Wide-eyed Bob soaks "everything up like a roll of Bounty." Nachtrieb's "BOB" is a hilarious and poignant exploration of American Mythology, and the pursuit of happiness.
"BOB: A Life in Five Acts" was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory, and developed with the support of the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco. The play won the 2010 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award from The National Theatre Conference, and received its world premiere in March 2011 at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, directed by Sean Daniels.
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, next to the Senior Center and the Japanese Gardens. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 5:30 and can be reached at (510) 881-6777. Information is also available at www.dmtonline.org.
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is owned and operated by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, and is funded by the property taxes of the people who live in the Hayward, Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo areas, as well as other portions of unincorporated Alameda County. First named "The Little Theatre" at its dedication on November of 1978, the theatre opened its doors in January of 1979 with a production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, "The King and I." The theatre operated under The Little Theatre name until 2003 when it was renamed the Douglas Morrisson Theatre.