Jakie Cabe and More to Star in Amphibian Stage Productions' FICTION; Full Cast Announced!

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its first main stage production of the 2013 season, Fiction by Steven Dietz. Jakie Cabe, Lydia Mackay, and Cara L. Reid will star in this poignant drama, running Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, March 17 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Mary Catherine Burke, a New York-based director, will lead the production.

Jakie Cabe first performed with Amphibian in the staged reading of All This Intimacy in 2010, along with Fiction co-star Cara L. Reid. Lydia Mackay appeared with Amphibian in a staged reading of The Scene in 2008, as well as the staged reading of Treats in 2011. Director Mary Catherine Burke makes her Amphibian debut with this production.

Additionally, Fiction will feature set design by Bob Lavallee, lighting design by Frederick Uebele, sound design by David Lanza, and costume design by LaLonnie Lehman.

Best-selling authors Michael and Linda Waterman treasure their honest marriage, until a harsh twist of fate compels them to read each other's diaries. Between the lines, stretching deep into the past, a secret liaison with a mysterious stranger surfaces, forever altering married life's delicate balance of fact and fiction.

Fiction will run from Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, March 17 at Amphibian Stage Productions. Thursday, February 21 is a private opening night for Amphibian's Devonian members and press and is available by invitation only. A "pay-what-you-can" preview performance will be available on Wednesday, February 20 that is open to the public.

Tickets for Fiction are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students. For tickets and more information, theatergoers may call 817-923-3012, email boxoffice@amphibianproductions.org, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. The theatre is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Steven Dietz (Playwright) is one of America's most widely-produced and published contemporary playwrights. Since 1983, his thirty-plus plays have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway and around the world. His work has been translated into ten languages. Mr. Dietz is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award for Fiction and Still Life with Iris. Other widely produced plays include Shooting Star, Inventing Van Gogh, God's Country, Private Eyes, The Nina Variations, Trust, Rocket Man, Halcyon Days, Ten November, Foolin' Around with Infinity, and More Fun Than Bowling. Mr. Dietz teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mary Catherine Burke (Director) has been an Artistic Director, Associate Producer, and freelance director for over a decade. She was a producing associate at Vital Theatre Company for a year before serving as the Artistic Director of Millbrook Playhouse in Pennsylvania, where she produced 38 shows in three years, directing ten of them. She has recently joined The New York Musical Theatre Festival as their Director of Programming. Ms. Burke is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a Drama League Fall Fellow, and a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

Jakie Cabe (Michael) first appeared with Amphibian in a staged reading of All This Intimacy. Other DFW-area theatre credits include The Illusion, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Christmas Carol at the Dallas Theater Center and The Pillowman and Stones in His Pockets at Stage West. Television credits include "Prison Break." Mr. Cabe holds a B.A. in Theatre from Appalachian State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from Louisiana State University.

Lydia Mackay (Linda) has performed with Amphibian Stage Productions in staged readings of The Scene and Treats. She has also been seen onstage at Shakespeare Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Casa Mañana, Dallas Theater Center, Stage West, Hip Pocket Theatre, and Rattlestick Theatre in New York. She also works commercially and in film, performs live readings, coaches young actors, designs props and masks, and is an Adjunct Professor of Acting at Texas Christian University. Ms. Mackay holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Acting from Southern Methodist University.

Cara L. Reid (Abby) first performed with Amphibian Stage Productions in a staged reading of All This Intimacy and now makes her main stage debut with the company. She has also performed with Manhattan Repertory, The American Theatre for Actors, N.C. Shakespeare Festival, The Cherry Orchard Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Second Thought Theatre, and WingSpan Theatre. Her film credits include Two Tickets to Paradise and Just Like the Son. Ms. Reid holds a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its fourteenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company's visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.

Amphibian is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Amon G. Carter Foundation, The Ryan Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Pangburn Foundation, William E. Scott Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, the Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation, Out of Nowhere Website Design, Bates Container, Pier 1 Imports, and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian's devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.

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