Pictured: Dierdre Friel, Mickey Solis and Jamison Stern. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.
Preston Lane’s adaptation of Moliere’s comedy
heats up Greensboro June 5 - 26, 2016
"(Greensboro, NC) — Triad Stage is ending its 15th season of producing professional theater with a sizzling new comedy. Three of the funniest actors from Triad Stage’s first fifteen seasons return to go wild with Moliere’s wicked comedy of love and lust. A planned production of Don Juan threatens to go off the rails when the rest of the cast doesn’t pull their weight, but the play goes on thanks to the Herculean and hilarious efforts of three Triad Stage all-stars to bring the show about the world’s greatest romancer to uproarious life. Don Juan runs June 5 - 26, 2016. Opening Night is Friday, June 10.
About the production
“Moliere was a comic genius, and his plays keep us laughing from start to finish,” says Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director and the director and adapter of Don Juan. “But behind the laughter is a sharp, satirical comment on hypocrisy that is as pertinent today as it was when written. In this increasingly strange election year, we need more laughter. I'm thrilled to be collaborating with some of the funniest actors I know to look for ways to surprise and delight audiences.”
“Don Juan has always been one of my favorite Moliere comedies. Its main character is drawn from classical literature but the folks around him are lifted from the touring street theaters. Its structure is much more rough-and-tumble than neoclassical. There's more sitcom and less comedy of manners at work in this very sinful comedy.”
The creative team includes: scenic designer Howard C. Jones, costume designer Miwa Ishii, lighting designer Kristen Geisler, and sound designer Gabriel Clausen. The dramaturg is Bryan Conger, Denise Gabriel is the movement coach, Christine Morris is the vocal coach, Jim Wren is the fight choreographer, Cindi Rush is the casting director, and the stage manager is Emily J. Mails.
The cast includes three returning audience-favorite performers: Mickey Solis (Triad Stage: Wait Until Dark, The Illusion), Dierdre Friel (Triad Stage: Tennessee Playboy, Masquerade, Doubt), and Jamison Stern (Triad Stage: Snow Queen, Around the World in 80 Days). Also listed as appearing in this production are Ali Bieg, Reena Montala, Emery Deen Moon, E. Milton Roe, and Jake Whigboat.
More information on the production can be found online at www.triadstage.org.
Performance and special event information
All performances are at Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater, located at 232 South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina (between Market and Washington Streets).
Show times for Don Juan are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. There are no matinee performances during previews.
Opening Night, sponsored by Cone Health, is Friday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can performances are Tuesday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. Wine Tasting Friday, sponsored by Bernard Robinson and Company, is Friday, June 17, prior to the evening’s 8:00 p.m. performance.
Technically Talking, a behind-the-scenes discussion with members of the design team is Tuesday, June 7, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. preview performance.
The InSight Series, the free humanities program sponsored by Pennybyrn at Maryfield, with a noted expert who will be discussing the world of the play will be held on Sunday, April 17, immediately following the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance.
PostScript, a lively, open discussion with the cast, will be held on Thursday, June 16, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance. The PostScript series is sponsored by Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP.
About Triad Stage
Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district. All Triad Stage productions are created in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Blue Zoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
Triad Stage’s 16th Anniversary Season has been announced! Season passes are currently on sale. For more information about the 16th Season, please visit www.triadstage.org/seasonpreview.
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (nine years running), Go Triad/News & Record and The Rhinoceros Times; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference.
To purchase tickets or for performance information on Don Juan, call the Triad Stage Box Office at 336.272.0160 or toll-free at 866.579.TIXX (8499), or visit www.triadstage.org."
- A Press Release