Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the premiere of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz a Staged Reading is planned to coincide with World AIDS Day. The staged reading, directed by Brian Maschka, will star Philip Dawkins as Jody and Daniel Kyri as Carl. Lighting design is by Eric Watkins and props design is by Ellie Terrell. Kathleen Dickinson will stage manage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

This compassionate play reveals friendship and fear in the age of AIDS. Jody runs a map store. Not one for the outside world, he stays in his store all the time. His friend, Carl has been bringing chairs into Jody's store and leaving them there. As we discover the history behind these chairs Jody reveals that he is struggling to find the courage to be tested. Together they forge through these tough times with humor and love.

Lonely Planet premiered at Northlight Theatre in January of 1993 and has been produced across the country and most recently received it's UK premiere at the Tabard Theatre in West London this past summer.

The performances will take place at 7:30pm on November 30 and December 1 in Theatre 2B at The Den Theatre (1331 N Milwaukee Ave). Tickets for Thursday, November 30 ($25) and Friday, December 1 ($40) are available by visiting thedentheatre.com or by purchasing from The Den Theatre Box Office 2 hours before each performance. All proceeds will be given to support Season of Concern.

Photo Credit: Eric Watkins

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet
Daniel Kyri and Philip Dawkins in rehearsal for Lonely Planet in Chicago. Photo by Eric Watkins.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet
Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri in rehearsal for Lonely Planet in Chicago. Photo by Eric Watkins.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet
Director Brian Maschka and actors Daniel Kyri and Philip Dawkins. Photo by Eric Watkins.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet
Daniel Kyri and Philip Dawkins in rehearsal for Lonely Planet in Chicago. Photo by Eric Watkins.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet
Stage Manager Kathleen Dickinson and Philip Dawkins. Photo by Eric Watkins.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Philip Dawkins and Daniel Kyri for 25th Anniversary Staged Reading of Lonely Planet
Director Brian Maschka and actor Daniel Kyri at the table read for Lonely Planet in Chicago. Photo by Eric Watkins.




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