Theatre of NOTE to Open 2015 Season with NIAGARA FALLS
Theatre of NOTE opens its 2015 season with the world premiere of NIAGARA FALLS, written by Steve Yockey (Wolves, Very Still and Hard to See) and directed by Ryan Bergmann.NIAGARA FALLS opens on newlyweds Jack and Avery Perch who want to enjoy their kitschy Niagara Falls honeymoon, but doubts about their speedy nuptials, the unfortunate hotel room, and an interrupting concierge aren't helping to set the mood. A mysterious event sends both on a chase through a nearby carnival...and a parallel universe. NIAGARA FALLS is a dark comedy that takes up the torch for love and romance and almost burns down the house with it. NIAGARA FALLS will preview Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, at 8pm, and will open on Friday, February 20 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 28 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. STEVE YOCKEY (Playwright) is a Los Angeles-based writer with work produced throughout the country, in Europe and Asia. Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman's Wife, and Wolves are published and available from Samuel French. Last season, Theatre of NOTE produced his dark farce Disassembly and remounted the production for the Hollywood Fringe. He was one of two writers selected for the first US/Australia playwright exchange sponsored by NNPN and Playwriting Australia, and is the recipient of the 2013 LA Weekly Playwriting Award for his ghost story Very Still & Hard to See. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (2008). Steve is adapting Zenescope's Monster Hunters' Survival Guide for Relativity Television and is currently writing/executive producing the new MTV dark comedy Self-Promotion. RYAN BERGMANN (Director) is an award-winning director/producer based in LA. His recent directing highlights include,Bronies: The Musical at the Hollywood Fringe Festival which won Best Musical, revolver at Celebration Theatre, and The Real Housekeepers of Studio City also at the Hollywood Fringe. Ryan's recent assistant directing highlights include Steve Yockey'sWolves and the world premiere of Justin Love at Celebration Theatre, which received the LADCC Award for Best Production; also A Little Midsummer Night's Dream with the Los Angeles Rock Opera Company, and The Color Purple at Celebration Theatre, which garnered the Ovation Award for Best Musical in an Intimate Theatre along with five other Ovation Awards. The cast of NIAGARA FALLS features: Alina Phelan, John Colella, Kathy Deitch, Trevor H. Olsen, Debbie Jaffe, Alexis DeLaRosa, Garett Maggart, Travis York, Jenny Soo, Travis J. Moscinski, Reamy Hall, and Brad C. Light. NIAGARA FALLS features the design talents of an impressive array of Los Angeles-area designers including Set Designer Tristan Jeffers, Lighting Designer Matthew Brian Denman, Sound Designer Rebecca Kessin, and Costume Designer Sarah Figoten Wilson. The production is Stage Managed by Kelly Egan. NIAGARA FALLS will preview on Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 20 at 8pm. It runs through Saturday, March 28 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. Ticket prices are $25; students and seniors $20. For tickets and details, please call 323-856-8611, or visit www.theatreofnote.com to purchase tickets online and to view the complete schedule.