Alan Ayckbourn's Life of Riley Opens May 5 in U.S. Premiere at Old Globe

News   Alan Ayckbourn's Life of Riley Opens May 5 in U.S. Premiere at Old Globe
 
The American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's new comedy, Life of Riley, opens at The Old Globe May 5 following previews that began April 30. The tale of a man on borrowed time features David Bishins, Ray Chambers, Rebecca Gold, Dana Green, Colin McPhillamy, Henny Russell and Nisi Sturgis.

Ray Chambers and Colin McPhillamy
Ray Chambers and Colin McPhillamy Photo by Henry DiRocco

Directed by Richard Seer, Life of Riley — Ayckbourn's 74th play — runs through June 5 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego, CA.

In Life of Riley, according to Old Globe, "the playwright looks backwards, forwards and, now and then, sideways with wry comic affection on the lives we lived or might have lived. George Riley's closest friends discover that he has just a few months to live and they each deal with the news in their own very surprising way. George has deeply affected each of their lives, and he is now plotting one last final farewell, which could upset all of their futures."

The creative team includes Robert Morgan (scenic and costume design), Chris Rynne (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design), Jan Gist (dialect coach) and Elizabeth Stephens (stage manager).

Ayckbourn's plays include Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Norman Conquests, A Small Family Business, Henceforward…, Comic Potential, Things We Do For Love, House & Garden and My Wonderful Day, among others.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.

Henny Russell, Dana Green, Colin McPhillamy and Ray Chambers
Henny Russell, Dana Green, Colin McPhillamy and Ray Chambers Photo by Henry DiRocco
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