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Bob, an Epic New Comedy at Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre continues its 17th season with a new play that will have you laughing in the New Year.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aurora Theatre continues its 17th season with a new play that will have you laughing in the New Year. Bob, by American playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, opens January 17 and continues through Feb 10, 2013. This play tells the story of Bob, born on Valentine’s Day in the bathroom of a White Castle in Kentucky and left to fend for himself by his birth mother Helen. Armed with nothing but an unfailing optimism, Bob is the epic, fast-paced comedy of one man’s desire for greatness. Audiences are sure to love Bob, which is reminiscent of comic classics like The Jerk and Forest Gump. Bob is being co-produced with world renowned Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York as a part of their Fielding Nextstage Series in March 2013.  A special preview performance of Bob on January 15, 2013 welcomes anyone named Bob (Robert, Bobby, Bobbi, etc.) to attend FREE of charge. All other seats are just $10 with a current library card.

 

About the Aurora Theatre Production

Bob was awarded the 2010 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, and received its World Premiere at the Humana Festival for New American Plays in March 2011, garnering critical acclaim. Both the original Humana production and the Aurora Theatre production are under the direction of Sean Daniels. Mr. Daniels is well known to Atlanta audiences as the founder of Dad’s Garage Theatre. Daniels has a national pedigree and is currently an artistic associate at Geva Theatre Center. In the title role of everyday hero Bob is Dan Triandiflou (The Fox on the Fairway, Aurora Theatre), who was recently recognized in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2012 as this city’s best local actor. Joining him onstage are many of Atlanta’s funniest actors, including: Veronika Duerr, Wendy Melkonian, Doyle Reynolds and Scott Warren.

 

Audiences attending Bob will have an opportunity to pay tribute to their everyday heroes. In the play, Bob is driven to find greatness. However, Aurora Theatre recognizes the many people who achieve greatness through their selfless and heroic actions. A large canvas will be placed in the lobby. Audience members will be encouraged to add the names of their everyday hero to an original piece of art.  

 

About the Playwright

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom, T.I.C. (Trenchcoat in Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado and Multiplex. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Public Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre, and in the Bay Area at Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Peter holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Peter is a member of New Dramatists, a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco and often works at the Z Space Studio in San Francisco. Find out more about Peter online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

 

 

Programming in Aurora Theatre’s 2012-2013 Main Stage Season is possible through generous support from Metro Waterproofing and the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund. Bob is sponsored by Georgia Gwinnett College.

 

Cast & Crew

 

Dan Triandiflou                                               Bob

Veronika Duerr                                               Ensemble

Scott Warren                                                   Ensemble

Wendy Melkonian                                           Ensemble

Doyle Reynolds                                               Ensemble

 

Producer                                                         Anthony Rodriguez

Associate Producer                                         Ann-Carol Pence

Director                                                           Sean Daniels

Production Manager                                       Britt Hultgren Ramroop

Technical Director                                          James M. Helms

Assistant Technical Director                           Daniel Terry

Stage Manager                                               Kathryn M. Pelkey

Set Designer                                                    Michael B. Raiford

Costume Designer                                          Alan Yeong

Lighting Designer                                            Mike Post

Sound Designer                                               Matt Callahan

Props Designer/Assistant Stage Manager      EB Hooyer

Scenic Artist                                                    Sarah Thomson

Directing Assistant and Backstage Crew Jonathan Wierenga

 

 Bob

by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

 

January 17 – February 10, 2013

 

Performances:

Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

Tickets $20–$30

 

Wednesday Discount Matinee

February 6 at 10:00am

Tickets $16

678.226.6222

www.auroratheatre.com

 

City of Lawrenceville FREE Parking Deck attached to Aurora Theatre:

153 Crogan Street

Lawrenceville, GA 30046

 

Aurora Theatre · 128 East Pike Street · PO Box 2014 · Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

 

Aurora Theatre, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and is a member of Atlanta Performs, Theatre Communications Group, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Commerce Club, Suwanee Business Alliance and Duluth Merchants Association.

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