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Premiere: Night Alive by Conor McPherson

Theater

January 20 - February 12

Preview performance on Thursday, January 19
Performed at Dobama Theatre on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights

Dobama Theatre proudly presents the Regional premiere of THE NIGHT ALIVE, which runs January 20- February 12, directed by Leighann Delorenzo.

THE NIGHT ALIVE features
Joel Hammer*, Robert Hawkes, Anjanette Hall*, David Peacock*, and Val Kozlenko.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Tommy is getting by – kind of: he is crashing in his uncle’s decrepit house in Dublin, dodging his estranged family, and plotting a parade of get-rich-quick schemes with his buddy Doc. Then one day he defends a destitute woman against a violent attack, and a fragile glimmer of hope appears.

Conor McPherson’s poetry will have you clinging to every word.

“Extraordinary… The play can only be called transcendent… a heaven-sent vision.” – The New York Times

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About the Playwright:

Conor McPherson was born in Dublin. He attended the University College in Dublin, where he began to write and direct. He is considered one of the best contemporary Irish playwrights. His plays have been performed internationally and have garnered numerous awards. His plays include RUM & VODKA, THE GOOD THIEF, THIS LIME TREE BOWER, ST. NICHOLAS, THE WEIR (Laurence Olivier Award, Best Play), DUBLIN CAROL, PORT AUTHORITY, SHINING CITY (Tony Award nomination, Best Play) and THE SEAFARER. Film work includes: I Went Down, Saltwater, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, and The Actors. Other awards include the George Divine Award; Critics Circle Award, Evening Standard Award; Meyer Whitworth Award; Stewart Parker Award; two Irish Film & Television Academy Best Screenplay Awards; CICAE Best Film Award, Berlin Film Festival (for Saltwater); Best Film and Best Screenplay Awards, San Sebastian Film Festival (for I Went Down). THE NIGHT ALIVE was awarded the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play in 2014, while also receiving Best Play nominations from the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortell Awards. In 2017, McPherson is premiering GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, a play based on and using songs by Bob Dylan, at the Old Vic in London.

About the Director:
Leighann Delorenzo most recently directed Dobama Theatre productions of THE REVISIONIST and SLOWGIRL. Previously she appeared as Helena in the Dobama production of KIN. Leighann is currently the Upper School Theater Director at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, where she teaches technique-based acting classes. Her specialty is heightened texts and voice and movement for the actor. Recent directing credits include Noel Coward's HAY FEVER, Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Federico Garcia Lorca's THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA. Leighann earned an MFA in classical theater performance from The University of South Carolina and completed her graduate program with a professional acting fellowship with The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. There she appeared in five productions, sharing the stage with Dixie Carter, Hal Holbrook and Ty Burrell, and also served as a member of the master acting class faculty. Leighann made her Cleveland acting debut in Neil La Bute’s THIS IS HOW IT GOES at The Bang and the Clatter in 2009, appeared at Dobama as Theresa in CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, and played the title role of Sabra in Karen Sunde’s HOW HIS BRIDE CAME TO ABRAHAM at None Too Fragile in Akron, where she was most recently seen in IN A FOREST DARK AND DEEP and was also featured in the world premiere of the critically acclaimed POSSUM DREAMS by Ed Falco, which enjoyed an Off-Broadway engagement. Leighann has served as acting faculty for the Dobama Emerging Actors Program (DEAP) for the past seven seasons.

Tickets are $29-32. Senior & Student discounts available. Call the Box Office at 216.932.3396
Walk up box office hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1/18 thru 2/11, 12 noon-4 pm

**On Sunday, January 22, Dobama offers tickets on a “pay-as-you-can“ basis. In an effort to remove economic barriers and to make Dobama’s productions accessible to everyone, the first Sunday of every production is “pay-as-you-can“, asking patrons simply to pay what they can afford.  

Show dates and times:
Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm - Preview Performance, all tickets $10
Friday, January 20 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 22 at 7:30 pm - Pay-as-you-can Performance

Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 27 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 29 at 2:30 pm

Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 3 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 5 at 2:30 pm

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 pm

**THE NIGHT ALIVE contains adult language and violence.

At the Heights Library, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.
Please mention any handicap or special needs at time of reservation.
Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request.

Dobama Theatre thanks its 2016/17 Season Sponsor:
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

We also receive generous support from individual donors, foundations and government agencies, including: The Cleveland Foundation, The David & Inez Myers Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Kulas Foundation, and The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. Dobama Theatre is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Dobama Theatre’s mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in professional productions of the highest quality. Through educational and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theatre artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world.

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