LONELY PLANET

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay
by Steven Dietz. Directed by Stanley Brode.

LONELY PLANET takes place in Jody's Maps during the height of the AIDS crisis. Jody has isolated himself from society while his circle of friends diminishes due to the disease. Carl, a close friend and daily visitor, begins to bring chairs into the shop: reminders of what's going on outside. Carl's light-hearted persistence to get him out the door forces Jody to choose between digging in his heels or facing his fears head-on. 15 years after it was written, LONELY PLANET remains fresh and relevant in light of today's rising statistics.

The production stars Will Le Vasseur and James Stewart with set & lighting design by Stanley Brode, Will Le Vasseur, Jessalyn Maguire and James Stewart, costumes by Jessalyn Maguire.

Open:   08/01/08
Close:   08/16/08

Schedule:
LONELY PLANET runs August 1 through August 16, 2008
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, with 2pm matinees on Saturdays, Sundays 7pm.
Theater:   Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$15.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Redd Tale Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.reddtale.org

Will Le Vasseur (Artistic Director) received his BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. While there he performed with The Seattle Opera, Theater Schmeater, and Woodinville Repertory Theatre as well as started and became Artistic Director of Redd Tale Theatre Company. After moving to New York, he worked with Creative Mechanics in Edward II, and slung a sword with Stolen Chair Theatre Company in The Accidental Patriot. As Artistic Director, Will directed Closer, played Carl in Lonely Planet, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Maddy: A Modern Day Medea, last appeared in The Swan Song, directed Macbeth and directed/wrote a new adaptation of Triumph of Love by Marivaux.

Also a well known headshot/theatrical photographer, Ben was born in Wisconsin to the famous Suzy of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes (suzys.com). Ben speaks Icelandic and dabbles in cello, puppetry, and aromatherapy. Recent credits: Bart Sponge (The Closet), Jonus (Bitterella), Prexy/Gent (Cradle Will Rock), Dr. Geppetto (Pinokenstein), Derk/Jewish Man (Dutch Courage). Love & gratitude to Will & James! More will be revealed... www.benstrothmann.com