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NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ DONNA MILLS IN “DRIVING MISS DAISY” AT COLONY THEATRE ▪︎ OPENS SATURDAY 11/4 at 8pm

THE COLONY THEATRE
PRESENTS
EMMY AWARD-WINNER
DONNA MILLS
IN
DRIVING MISS DAISY
ALFRED UHRY’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAY
ALSO STARRING
JAMES LEO RYAN AND ARTHUR RICHARDSON
DIRECTED BY HEATHER PROVOST
OPENS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT 8PM

Donna Mills headshotThe Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a new production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy starring Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Heather Provost, the cast will also feature Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, November 4 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through December 10.
Donna Mills is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the beautiful, scheming, manipulative businesswoman, Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on the long– running primetime drama series Knots Landing, which ran for 14 seasons on CBS. She began her acting career on soap operas in New York and quickly worked her way up to guest starring roles on countless television series including Cold Case, Nip/Tuck and Melrose Place. Her feature films include The Incident, Murf the Surf, Play Misty for Me, Joy, Life Gets in the Way, and the recently completed indie feature Best Mom. Mills has starred in over 50 movies for television including six she produced with her own production company, Bonaparte Productions, including Runaway Father, My Name is Kate, The World’s Oldest Living Bridesmaid, Dangerous Intentions, An Element of Truth, and Intimate Encounters. She also starred in several TV mini-series including Bare Essence, Remember, False Arrest, Alice in Wonderland, and Hanging by a Thread. Recently, Mills won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Madeline Reeves on General Hospital. She appeared on the reality TV series Queens of Drama and the limited series Hilton Head Island.

Said Mills, “I am so honored to get the opportunity to play the iconic role of Daisy Werthan. I am beyond thrilled to be onstage and to show audiences my take on this character, which is so different from my roles in film and television.”
Director Heather Provost said, “It’s so exciting to relaunch production at The Colony Theatre by revisiting this beautiful play and working with the incredible Donna Mills. The story and the issues the play examines continue to reflect the current times.”
Driving Miss Daisy takes place in the 1940s through 1970s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The play delicately explores racial tensions when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. It won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

There will be two preview performances of Driving Miss Daisy on Thursday 11/2 at 8pm and Friday 11/3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday 11/4 at 8pm. The regular running schedule will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm through December 10. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/23. Admission is $39 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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10-10-17

NEWS RELEASE — LA NEW COURT THEATRE PRESENTS “ATLAS PIT or THE GARBAGE MAN’S SON” — OPENS FRIDAY 9/30 at 8pm

LOS ANGELES NEW COURT THEATRE
Theatre for Everyone Under the Sun
PRESENTS
THE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF

ATLAS PIT
or THE GARBAGE MAN’S SON
WRITTEN BY ALEX BURKART
DIRECTED BY BETH LOPES
ORIGINAL SONGS BY KYLE ACHESON

SEPTEMBER 30 — OCTOBER 23
AT WORKING STAGE THEATER

Atlas Pit or the Garbage Man's SonLos Angeles New Court Theatre has announced its world premiere production of Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man’s Son, a new play by Alex Burkart at Working Stage Theater from September 30 through October 23. Directed by Beth Lopes and featuring original songs by Kyle Acheson, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel Braunstein, Michael Chandler, Devereau Chumrau, Herman Johansen, Josey Montana McCoy, and Nancy Stone. Opening is set for Friday, September 30 at 8pm and the strictly limited engagement of 12 performances will run through October 23 only.

Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man’s Son is the tale of 18-year-old Ozzy, whose girlfriend Gray drowns in an old gravel quarry in Milton, Wisconsin. Gray’s sudden death sends Ozzy into a severe depression; he runs away from home and shuts himself up in a seedy apartment. In his continued quest to find escape, Ozzy stumbles upon a brand of heroin that brings users so close to death that “they see those waiting for them on the other side.” Atlas Pit is inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and explores the ideas of addiction, love, life, and faith. The scenic design is by Morgan Lindsey Price, lighting design is by Toranj Noroozi, costume design is by Emily Fisher, and sound design is by Isaiah Howell. The assistant director is Josh Gannon and the stage manager is Rebekah York.

Playwright Alex Burkart is a co-founder of the Los Angeles New Court Theatre and is currently its board president. He also works as the manager at ZBS Acting Studios. His acting work has been seen across the country, including the American premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Pirandello’s Henry IV at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill, and a reading of Edward Albee’s Me, Myself, and I at Playwrights Horizons alongside Elizabeth Ashley and Brian Murray. Burkart’s directing credits include Neil Simon’s Fools and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for Los Angeles New Court Theatre as well as It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play for TheatreVCU. Originally from Wisconsin, Atlas Pit has been a bold and personal stroke for him; it is his first full-length play. For more, visit www.alexburkart.com.

Director Beth Lopes directed last year’s Jason & (Medea) for Los Angeles New Court Theatre. Some of her recent projects include Hamlet with New Swan Shakespeare Festival, The Winter’s Tale with San Antonio Shakespeare in the Park, and the development of the new rock musical The Merry Lives of Windsor High with Los Angeles company mediaV. For more, visit www.bethlopes.com.

The opening of The Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man’s Son is set for Friday, September 30 at 8pm. All seating is general admission and tickets are $20. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm through October 23 only. Tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593462 or by calling (303) 619-0203.

Working Stage Theater is located at 1516 N. Gardner Street in Los Angeles. Street parking is available.

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08-30-16