San Jose Rep to Premiere GAME ON, 3/27-4/19
San Jose Repertory Theatre has assembled a Bay Area "all-star" team for its world premiere of the hilarious comedy, Game On, which runs March 27 through April 19, 2014. Written by Dan Hoyle and Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director Tony Taccone, and directed by San Jose Rep's Producing Artistic Director Rick Lombardo, the uproarious and irreverent new comedy sizzles when Vinnie and Alvin played by local stars Marco Barricelli, co-artistic director of Santa Cruz Shakespeare, and Craig Marker set out to reverse their fortunes and save the environment in the process.
Down-on-their luck buddies Vinnie and Alvin care about the environment - almost as much as they care about winning at fantasy baseball. Convinced that bugs are the "new protein" poised for sustainable, commodity farming, the two fast-talking sports fanatics set out to secure venture funding. Sure of their success, Vinnie and Alvin park themselves in front of a game during a swanky party in Los Altos that's designed to raise funds for "green" projects. They just may be out of their league, though, as they try to close the biggest deal of their lives. Will their venture save the earth, make them rich, or will Vinnie and Alvin strike out in the ninth?
Press Opening Night is Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
"Game On is deliriously funny, but it's also extremely relevant and has an important environmental message that will lead to fascinating community discussions," says Rick Lombardo, San Jose Rep's Producing Artistic Director. "I'm thrilled that our audiences will enjoy the collaboration of this powerhouse team of renowned Bay Area talents with Tony, Dan, Marco and Craig. These guys are at the top of their game and it's a blast to work with them - our audiences are in for a riotous good time."
TICKETS range from $29 to $74 (prices subject to change). NEW THIS YEAR: 30 and Under Pricing. All tickets for individuals 30 years old or younger are 50% off the regular ticket price. Full-time students also receive 50% off each regular price ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.SJRep.com, by calling 408-367-7255, or at the Box Office located at 101 Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose.