Dobama Theatre proudly announces the fifth and final show of its fifty-third season, the Regional Premiere production of THE LYONS by Nicky Silver playing from April 19 – May 12, 2013. The play is directed by Dobama’s Associate Artistic Director Nathan Motta.
THE LYONS is a funny and edgy work about the indomitable matriarch of a family at a major crossroads: her husband is dying, her son's in a dubious relationship, her daughter's struggling to stay sober and on top of it all, she can't settle on a new design for the living room.
About the Playwright
Nicky Silver’s plays include BEAUTIFUL CHILD, PTERODACTYLS (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), THE EROS TRILOGY, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Drama-Logue Award), THE FOOD CHAIN (Outer Critics Circle nomination), FAT MEN IN SKIRTS, FIT TO BE TIED, THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER, FREE WILL & WANTON LUST (Helen Hayes Award), MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE, and THE ALTRUISTS, as well as the new book for the Rogers and Hart musical THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE.
About the Director
Nathan Motta is Associate Artistic Director at Dobama Theatre, Founding Artistic Director of the Dobama Emerging Actors Program, and directs the Dobama Young Playwrights Competition. A professional director, conductor, and composer/lyricist, Mr. Motta has worked with Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Opera Cleveland, Ohio Light Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Opera Rochester, and Civic Light Opera (Pittsburgh). He directed A BRIGHT NEW BOISE at Dobama earlier this season. Nathan’s has written two original musicals; Little White Gloves was an adaptation of the movie All I Wanna Do and premiered in February 2010 and Midsummer (based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) premiered in October 2012. His recording of the operetta Der Vogelhändler with the Ohio Light Opera Company was released on the Albany Records label. He acted as Assistant Director on Cleveland Play House’s productions of Brecht’s Galilieo and Tom Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, a collaborative production with the Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Motta also music directed the recent CPH productions of A Carol for Cleveland and Bell, Book, and Candle. Other directing credits include Antigone; Blood Wedding; The Tempest; Our Town; Almost, Maine; Pippin, Into the Woods; A Funny Thing…Forum; Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, and Fiddler on the Roof. He holds a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.M. from the Eastman School of Music.
Tickets are $26 regular, $24 senior for Fridays and Saturdays, $21 regular, $19 senior for Thursdays and Sundays. Preview tickets for April 18 are $10. Student tickets are $10 (full-time, under 25 with a valid ID)
Tickets are available by calling the Dobama box office at (216) 932-3396, or by visiting www.dobama.org.
RUSH tickets, available to patrons 21 & younger, are $5. A limited quantity will be sold nightly no earlier than five minutes before curtain time and will be based on seat availability.
On Sunday, April 21, 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, April 18
Friday, April 19
Followed by an Opening Night reception
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21
“Pay-as-you can” Performance
Thursday, April 25
Friday, April 26
Saturday, April 27
Sunday, April 28
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Dobama Theatre is generously supported by many individual donors, and the following foundations and government agencies: The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, The Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation, The David & Inez Myers Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and Roe Green 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. 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.