Road Less Traveled Productions to Present VERY FINE USE OF A GRENADE, 1/24-2/16

Road Less Traveled Productions' next play, Very Fine Use of a Grenade by Mark Witteveen, is a unique look at a tragic series of events that plays out in reverse. This world-premiere production travels backwards from a tense motel room encounter between two associates through a dark, twisting world emerging from the set of an independent film.

This third production in RLTP's 2013-14 season is an energetic, enigmatic story that will hold audiences rapt in suspense as the plot unfolds, revealing scenes of seduction, mysterious death and hasty decisions made in a frantic struggle for power. Directed by Doug Zschiegner, director of RLTP's 2011 Artie Award winning production of Insidious, this play features a talented cast, including RLTP Ensemble Member Kristin Tripp Kelley, John Fredo, Greg Howze and Renee Landrigan.

Witteveen, a WNY-area playwright, presents this drama to the audience in the same order he conceived it - in reverse. "It struck me as the best way to tell this story," he said. "Hollywood is fertile ground for stories. But I do hope the implications of that story move beyond that world." What results is an unusual look at the darker side of human interaction with a singular focus on the inciting incident, a final moment that occurs so naturally, it belies the explosiveness of what follows. "I always go for richness and aliveness in story, much more than specific meanings," said Witteveen. "Take care of richness and aliveness and your story will have many meanings."

Very Fine Use of a Grenade opens on Friday, January 24th and runs through Sunday, February 16th, and will be produced at the Road Less Traveled Theater in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre. Tickets are $35 general admission and $17 for students. Student tickets for Mighty Taco Talkback Thursday performances are only $5 (with valid college ID). Groups of 10 or more may also apply for group discounts. You may order tickets online (, by calling (716) 629-3069 or by visiting the RLTP box office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance.

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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, is located in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre in the Theatre District of Downtown Buffalo, NY. For more information about RLTP and to purchase tickets, please visit 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.

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