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Rubicon Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of "The Baby Dance: Mixed"
A new adaptation by two-time Emmy Award-winner JANE ANDERSON ("Olive Kitteridge") of her acclaimed 1989 play The Baby Dance.
By: Rubicon Theatre Company
Anderson has had a remarkable career as a playwright and screenwriter. Her newest play Mother of the Maid is in pre-production for a fall premiere at the New York Public Theatre starring Glenn Close. Her feature film "The Wife," which stars Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater, is slated for an August release by Sony Pictures Classics.
In addition to The Baby Dance, Anderson's plays Looking for Normal, The Quality of Life, and many others have received production Off-Broadway at the Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, and across the nation and world. Anderson's Defying Gravity originated at Williamstown and played Off-Broadway. A melded version of the two scripts was produced regionally by Rubicon under Sullivan's direction to rave reviews during the Centennial of Flight with a cast including Stephanie Zimbalist, Harold Gould, and John Bennett Perry.
Anderson wrote the screenplay for the miniseries "Olive Kitteridge,"
Anderson has also written and directed critically acclaimed television movies, among them "Normal" starring Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-
Sullivan's numerous directing credits include the premiere of The Baby Dance at The Pasadena Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Long Wharf (CT Director's Award), and Off-Broadway;
THE BABY DANCE: MIXED is generously sponsored by DIANE AND PETER GOLDENRING and BARBARA MEISTER; co-sponsored by SHELLY AND RICHARD BAYER.
The World Premiere of THE BABY DANCE: MIXED by Jane Anderson opens on Saturday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) at 7:00 p.m., with a red carpet and champagne event prior to the show downstairs at the theatre and a post-show party with the playwright, directors, designers and cast hosted by an area restaurant. Low-priced previews begin on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. Previews continue Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances are Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (a new time this year), Fridays at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Talkbacks take place after the show on all Wednesdays (except the previews).
Ticket prices for THE BABY DANCE: MIXED range from $30 to $55, with special discounts for military, students and groups. THE BABY DANCE: MIXED is a part of Rubicon Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary Season, and may be purchased as a part of a 3- or 4-show mini-series package at a 15% savings. Remaining shows in the season include the World Premiere concert I Dig Rock-and-Roll Music, the encore run of Return to the Forbidden Planet, and a large-cast, two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.
For tickets or more information, call the Rubicon Theatre Company Box Office at (805) 667-2900. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theatre at 1006 E. Main Street (corner of Main and Laurel) in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. To order online, visit www.rubicontheatre.org.