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Strawdog Theatre Company Extends ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the extension and special events for its final main stage production in the 2015 - 2016 season and the final production to be produced at the theatre Strawdog called home for the last 26 years. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, directed by Damon Kiely is currently running through June 11 at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, they may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available.

Added performance that mark the last in the Broadway Ave. space include:

Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m. *
Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.**

*Final public performance includes a pre- and post- show reception including an open bar. Tickets are $100.

**Friends and family final performance. Tickets available through invitation and a limited number available to the public via lottery.

Those interested in attending the final performance Sunday, June 11 at 8 p.m., must email boxoffice@strawdog.org and include name, email, phone number and mailing address to be placed into the lottery. Names will be drawn Thursday, June 9 at 12 p.m. with Strawdog notifying winners immediately. There is one entry per person with a limit of two tickets per entry. Tickets are $30 each for this final performance. Deadline to enter lottery is Wednesday, June 8 at 11:59 p.m.

May (Kat McDonnell), Jerry (Mike Dailey) and George (Scott Danielson) are giving up vaudeville and leaving New York to cash in on California's latest gold rush: talking pictures. Kaufman and Hart's 1930 comedy classic about Hollywood and the quest for fame is a love letter to the theatre with thirteen actors playing over forty characters. Damon Kiely, the acclaimed director of American Blues Theatre's Hank Williams: Lost Highway and author of How to Read a Play: Script Analysis for Directors directs this epic satire of greed run amok.

Additional cast includes ensemble members Jamie Vann, Justine C. Turner, Sarah Goeden, Nicole Bloomsmith, Brandon Saunders, Michaela Petro, Anderson Lawfer, Paul Fagen, with guest artist Kamille Dawkins.

The production team also includes Strawdog Company Ensemble Members Jordan Kardasz, lighting designer; Heath Hays, sound designer; Brittany Dee Bodley, co-costume designer with guest artists Cassandra Bass, co-costume designer; Max Colvill, assistant stage manager; Spencer Diedrick, assistant director; Mike Ford, choreographer; Jamie Karas, properties designer; Emmaline Keddy-Hector, production manager; Matthew Lightfoot, assistant lighting designer; Austin Oie, music director; Casey Peek, stage manager; Joe Schermoly, scenic designer; Arianna Soloway, dramaturg; Rob Stepek, master electrician and Alan Weusthoff, technical director.


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