Florida Stage to Premiere Dietz's Yankee Tavern, a 9/11-Conspiracy Play; Cast Announced

News   Florida Stage to Premiere Dietz's Yankee Tavern, a 9/11-Conspiracy Play; Cast Announced
Antonio Amadeo, Kim Morgan Dean, Bill McNulty and Mark Zeisler will appear in the world premiere of Yankee Tavern, a new thriller by the prolific Steven Dietz, at Florida Stage this spring.

From the playwright of More Fun Than Bowling, Ten November, The Last of the Boys, Honus and Me and Sherlock Holmes comes this new play, set in a crumbling New York bar, in which a young man grapples with questions "about his father's best friend, his mysterious past, and a stranger who knows much more than he should," according to Florida Stage. "Suddenly, he finds himself caught in a web of conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks and outlandish hypotheses become dangerous realities."

Previews begin May 13, opening is May 15 and performances continue to June 21. Florida Stage is the Manalapan, FL, Equity company devoted to new American works (usually staging premieres or second productions of plays and musicals).

Since 1983 Dietz's more-than-20 plays have been seen at over 100 regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. His work has been translated into seven languages. His plays include the Pulitzer-nominated Last of the Boys, the adaptation of Dan Gutman's baseball novel, Honus and Me, Fiction, Still Life With Iris, Lonely Planet, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (adapted from William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle); an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel, Silence, Inventing Van Gogh, God's Country, Private Eyes, The Nina Variations, Trust, Rocket Man, Halcyon Days, Ten November, Foolin' Around With Infinity and More Fun Than Bowling.

Michael Bigelow Dixon directs Yankee Tavern. His creative team includes scenic designer Richard Crowell, lighting designer Michael Jon Burris, costume designer Leslye Menshouse and sound designer Matt Kelly.

For more information call (561) 585-3433 or (800) 514-3837 (outside of Palm Beach County) or visit www.floridastage.org.

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