SYLVIA, ENRON, 4000 MILES and More Set for 2nd Story Theatre's 2014-15 Season

SYLVIA, ENRON, 4000 MILES and More Set for 2nd Story Theatre's 2014-15 Season

Cats may have nine lives, but 2nd Story's top dog, Sylvia, has two. AR Gurney's personable pooch is making a return visit to satisfy all the customers who were turned away during last spring's sold out run. The eight-performance rerun will be from September 4 - September 14.

In early October, 2nd Story kicks off its GR8 Season -- eight great plays -- four UpStage and four Down.

Artistic Director Ed Shea says, "The season is packed with plays most Rhode Islanders have never seen. It's a fresh, modern assortment with broad appeal: poetry, drama, satire and farce. It will satisfy the craving of avid theatergoers for the new and sophisticated. At the same time, it will give the sometime theatergoer what they want: an entertaining, accessible, engaging night on the town. The GR8 season offers, as we used to say of our Short Attention Span Theatre: Something to make you laugh, something to make you cry, something to make you say 'What the heck was that?'"

A variety of subscription packages are available for the GR8 Season. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets for patrons age 21 and under are $21. The preview price, valid only for the first three performances of each production, is $10. This year curtain times will be uniform upstairs and down: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

2nd Story Theatre is located at 28 Market Street, Warren, Rhode Island. To receive a free brochure visit the box office, email, or call (401) 247-4200. For further information check the website at


SYLVIA by AR Gurney

DownStage: Sept. 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30PM; Sept. 7 @ 2:30PM

Sept. 11, 12 & 13 @ 7:30PM; Sept. 14 @ 2:30PM

Encore performances of 2nd Story's springtime hit; Sylvia is a modern romantic comedy about midlife, marriage, and a dog.


ENRON by Lucy Prebble

Previews Oct. 3, 4, 5; Performances Oct. 9 - Nov. 2

A thriller about crime and corruption that was inspired by real events; the explosive tale of a brilliant but ruthless CEO and the scandal that toppled one of America's major companies.

SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck

Previews Jan. 23, 24, 25; Performances Jan. 29 - Feb. 22

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with a renowned literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant instruction, some thrive and others flounder, sex is used as a weapon, hearts are broken, egos are shattered, and lives are forever changed.

THE LADIES MAN by Georges Feydeau, adapted by Charles Morey

Previews March 13, 14, 15; Performances March 19 - April 12

Recently married Dr. Molineaux tells "one tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie" to cover an innocent but embarrassing indiscretion. From that single untruth tumbles a cascade of convoluted deceptions, misunderstandings, and mistaken identities.

TIME OF MY LIFE by Alan Ayckbourn

Previews May 1, 2, 3; Performances May 7 - May 31

A funny-but-not-funny exploration of the institution of marriage, relationships, and family life -- past, present and future -- in a three-way journey through time that originates and ends at a birthday party at an Italian restaurant.


ELEEMOSYNARY by Lee Blessing

Previews Oct. 24, 25, 26; Performances Oct. 30 - Nov. 23

Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl's determination to win a national spelling bee. It also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother.

COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies

Previews Jan. 9, 10, 11; Performances Jan. 15 - Feb. 8

In a cozy, book-infested Greenwich Village apartment a prominent short story writer clashes with an idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a threatening rival (think All About Eve).

4000 MILES by Amy Herzog

Previews Feb. 27, 28 & March 1; Performances March 5 - March 29

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his fiercely independent 91-year old grandmother in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect with one another. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.


Previews April 17, 18, 19; Performances April 23 - May 17

Time has erased the bonds that bind the Reardon sisters: one has married and cut herself off from family; another drinks more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness. A biting blend of comedy and drama that probes the complex, baggage-filled relationships of three sisters whose lives are in crisis.

Preview price: $10. Regular price: $30. Age 21 and Under price: $21. Subscription packages are available. Performances run at 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885. For more information, call 401.247.4200, email, or visit

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