A World Premiere

The Letters

By John W. Lowell


Julia Fletcher* & Norman Snow*

Directed by Anne McNaughton

OPENING Saturday March 14th, 2009
NewPlace Studio Theatre in the NoHo Arts District

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Opens: Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:00pm, with reception to follow
Previews: March 12 & 13, 8:00pm

Plays: Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sunday matinees at 2:00pm; No Sunday matinee April 12; special Saturday matinee April 11

Closes: Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ticket price: $20; group, senior, student, and industry discounts available.
Reservations: Call (866) 811-4111 or purchase online. No service charge to ticket buyers.

Location: NewPlace Studio Theatre - 10950 Peach Grove St., N. Hollywood, CA 91601

The Play: A drama of intimidation and disinformation, staged as a cat-and-mouse struggle between a Ministry Director and his female employee in Stalinist Russia.

Playwright: John W. Lowell has written nine plays: Sheridan Square, Autumn Canticle, Leo Tolstoy Is In The Next Room Dying, Two Women In A Garden, The Genius Of The System, The Letters, The Great Purim Adventure Of Chip Malibu, Taken In, and Rensselaer. His work has been featured in theatre festivals including The Denver Center Festival of New Plays, which did the premiere professional reading of The Genius of the System in 2001. Autumn Canticle has received productions at the Walnut Street Theatre and the Celebration Theatre (2003 LA GLAAD award nominee), following a workshop production with the Eureka Theatre Company. Leo Tolstoy... premiered at the San José Stages, following readings by The Acting Company, Circle Repertory Company, etc. Several of the above-noted productions and readings were directed by actor/director David Ogden Stiers. Mr. Lowell's Taken In premiered at the Richmond Triangle Players Theatre, and has since been produced to great acclaim in London and Santa Cruz. The Letters has had readings with PlayBroker and The Directors Company. Most recently, he composed the music for the world premiere of Mikhail Kuzmin's 1907 play, The Dangerous Precaution, at Theatre Rhinoceros.

Director & Producer: Dakin Matthews will produce and Anne McNaughton will direct the first stage production of this most promising playwright's new work. Norman Snow and Julia Fletcher star as the dueling pawns in an intriguing 'fight to the finish' at the office...under an oppressive regime. The production will be designed by Dean Cameron at Andak's NewPlace Studio Theatre in the NoHo Arts District.

Cast: Julia Fletcher* and Norman Snow*.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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