Novato Theater Company Stages 5 TELLERS DANCING IN THE RUIN
Novato Theater Company concludes its successful 2017-2018 season with Mark Dunn's warm-hearted Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain. The play is directed by Anna Smith and produced by Nick Moore. It previews May 24, opens May 25, and runs weekends through June 10.
Southern sass, tears and charm engage as five bank tellers speak their hearts and brew lots of coffee in this comedy by the author of Belles. Set in the break room of a small bank in Mississippi on six consecutive weekday mornings, this warm and gentle play eavesdrops on the conversations of women who have for too long defined themselves in terms of their relationships recently ended or in the process of falling apart with the men in their lives. It's a play about broken arms and broken hearts and about finding strength and self respect through friendships with those who have been down that road before.
Lorene - Hande Gokbas (San Rafael)
Delores - Sandi Weldon (Fairfax)
Betina - Jayme Catalano (San Rafael)
Twyla - Janelle Ponte (Novato)
Jenny - Lindsay John Vallejo)
Director - Anna Smith
Producer - Nick Moore
Set designer - Michael Walraven
Light Designer - Brigid Norton
Costume Designer - Arianna O'Day
Props - Jayme Catalano
Playwright Mark Dunn
Mark Dunn studied film at Memphis State University, followed by post-graduate work in screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to New York in 1987 where he worked in the New York Public Library while writing plays in his free time. Among the thirty plays Dunn has written, Belles and Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain have been produced over one hundred and fifty times. Dunn is playwright-in-residence with the New Jersey Repertory Company. In 1998 Dunn sued the writers, distributors and producers of The Truman Show, claiming that the story was based on a play he had written and performed Off-Broadway in 1992, Frank's Life.
CURTAIN TIMES AND TICKETS
Venue: NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato 94949
Preview: Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm
Opens: Friday, May 25 at 8:00 pm
Runs: Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 pm; Sundays: 2:00 pm, through June 10.
Tickets: $27 Adults, $21 NTC Members and Subscribers, $24 Seniors/Students, $12 Children 12 and under, $15 Preview. Online ticketing at www.novatotheatercompany.org; call (415) 883-4498 for questions/information only. Theater box office now accepts touchless payment, credit and debit cards. Open Seating • Free Parking • ADA Compliant