Award-Winning Comedy and Western New York-Premiere Will Kick Off 2017-2018 Season
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to kick off its 2017-2018 season with a Western New York-premiere of John, a comedy by Annie Baker. In 2016, John received nominations for five Lucille Lortel awards and six Drama Desk Awards. RLTP's production will star Darleen Pickering Hummert, Priscilla Young Anker, Sara Kow Falcone and Adam Yellen under the direction of David Oliver. Production team includes Dyan Burlingame (set design), John Rickus (light design), Maura Simmonds Price (costume/props) and Katie Menke (sound design).
Synopsis: At a mysterious Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, a young couple battle memories, mistrust, and an angry American Girl doll, all while under the watchful eye of Mertis, their quirky innkeeper; Genevieve, her blind and aging friend; and a houseful of toys, knickknacks, and Victorian kitsch. Unable to connect, Elias buries his head in ghost tours and civil war tours while Jenny finds unexpected comfort in the peculiar older women who have ghost stories of their own. Over the course of one unconventional weekend, Jenny and Elias will realize that the scariest stories are the ones that haunt us from our own past. With humor and insight, John reflects on what we know and what we think we know, on strained connection and pervasive loneliness, on what we carry with us and what we leave behind.
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John opens Friday, September 8 and runs through Sunday, October 1 at the Road Less Traveled Theater at 500 Pearl Street. Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Curtain Up! will take place on Friday September 15. The Curtain Up! performance of John will take place at 8:00pm. Tickets are $35 general admission plus $5 students (Thursday) $20 students (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Mighty Taco Student Thursdays will now be extended to four weeks, dates: September 7, 14, 21, and 28. Tickets can be ordered online at www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance. Advance purchase is suggested.
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is a professional, non-profit theatre company dedicated to the development and production of new theatrical works by Western New York playwrights, as well as presentations of esteemed modern dramas of outstanding literary merit. RLTP, a member of the National New Play Network and Theatre Communications Group, is currently at 500 Pearl Street in the Theatre District of Downtown Buffalo, NY. For more information about RLTP and to purchase tickets, please visit www.RoadLessTraveledProductions.org or call (716) 629-3069. RLTP's work is made possible through public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.