Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street.

Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN - Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually-in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre-die. Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents this classic masterpiece through a fresh lens.

Performances are Fridays at 8:00p.m., Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00p.m., and Sundays at 3:00p.m. Tickets are $25-45 with discounts for Seniors and Students. Opening night tickets are priced at $55-60 and include a post-performance reception with the director, star, cast and design team. The production runs five weekends through Sunday, February 26th.

Please call the box office at 410-415-3513 or visit AnnapolisShakespeare.org for ticket details. All performances are accessible for wheelchair patrons. Call the box office to arrange any special seating needs.

About Patrick Ryan Sullivan:

Broadway: Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast with Andrea McCardle, Barrett, Bride and Farrell stand by in Titanic. Off-Broadway: Bingo, Perfect Crime. NYMTF: Meet John Doe, Cumberland Blues, The Piper, (Written by Grammy Award winning Artist Marcus Hummon), Richard Cory (Written By Ed Dixon) Saint Heaven ( Written by Martin Casella). Washington D.C. Theatre: Julian in 42nd Street at the National, Norton in Meet John Doe at the Fords, Harrison in Kiss Me Kate at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Regional: Don in Singing in the Rain, Higgins in My Fair Lady, Hart in 9-5, Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Perfect Crime, Brennen in Frost/Nixon, Macy in Miracle on 34th Street, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Lockstock in Urinetown, Higgins in Pygmalion, Serge in Art, Father Flynn in Doubt, Michael in I Do I Do, Victor in Private Lives, Victor in Empty Plate at Café de Grande Bouef, Sky in Guys and Dolls, Harry in Guys and Dolls with Vic Damone, Buzz in South Pacific with Debbie Boone, Greasy in Saint Heaven With Debbie Gibson, Henry in The Fantastics with Billy Zane in Switzerland, Preston in Get Got at the Edinburgh Festival, Chuck in Gumbo Ya Ya at the 92 Barcelona Olympic Arts Festival, Billy in Carousel, Woody in Finnian's Rainbow, Wreck in Wonderful Town, Miles and Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Davy Crockett in The Burnt Part Boys, Mikado in Mikado, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penezance, Beau in both Mame and Auntie Mame, Mack in Mack and Mabel, Norman in American Monkey, Nick in Over the River, Ruthledge in 1776, Tito in Lend Me A Tenor, Paul in Moon Over Buffalo, Joe in Damn Yankees, Chuck in Labor of Love (Japan Tour), Billy in Chicago (China Tour). TV/Film: Law and Order SVU, Starved, Target Audience, and Pursued.

Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) is the foremost professional theatre company in Annapolis, Maryland and the only theatre company dedicated to producing Shakespeare and the Classics. Founded by Artistic Director, Sally Boyett, ASC is a member of theatreWashington/Helen Hayes Awards and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing extensive educational outreach partnerships with local Performing and Visual Arts Programs and other public schools.

The vision of Annapolis Shakespeare Company is to be a destination for professional theatre in the region.

ASC's mission is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of classical works, contemporary plays, and musicals with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other major dramatists. ASC is committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience, and to contributing to the economic and cultural growth of our community, state, and region with the following experiences and programs: Year-Round Season of Professional Theatre; Educational Artist-in-Residence Programs; and Pre-professional Training and Internship Programs

The Annapolis Shakespeare Company enriches the human community through the revelation of beauty and the illumination of fundamental truths of human experience.



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