NEW BEDFORD, MA --- Your Theatre, Inc. has announced the cast and production team for the 3rd major production of its 71st season, Anastasia by Marcelle Maurette and adapted by Guy Bolton. The drama recognizing the 100th year anniversary of the mystery surrounding the last surviving daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia will run from January 11 to January 21, 2018.
The play directed by Stephen R. Kay of Swansea includes the following cast: from New Bedford: Lucy Bly, Lee Bonia, Suzanne J. Houbre, Stephanie Paquette, Ian Vincent and Al Vitale. Other regional actors cast include: Mellanie Crowther, Tony Oliva and John Softcheck of Fairhaven, Ann E. Flynn of Somerset, Bob Gillet of Fall River, Bob Goodwin of Bristol, RI and Dennis J. Smith of Tiverton, RI. Costume and set design are by Mark P. Fuller, Lighting design by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr, both of New Bedford with sound design by William Smith of Dartmouth.
ANNA – PRINCESS ANASTASIA?
The play is about a young Anna discovered as an amnesiac in a Berlin asylum by a former Cossack prince 'turned-taxi-driver'. Anna is swept into a scheme to exploit the 'heritage' of 10 million pounds being held in trust for any surviving heirs of the Romanoff dynasty. As the conspiracy prospers, Anna is coached to success but for one last test: the Imperial Grand Empress is alive and her acceptance is essential. In a famous 'recognition scene' of breathless suspense, Anna meets her grandmother and must convince the dowager that she is the long-lost Royal Princess Anastasia. "Superb." - The New York Times - "Theatre with a capital 'T'." - The New York Daily News
The play opens on January 11, 2018 and runs for two Thursdays through Sundays. Performance dates are January 11,12,13,14 and 18,19,20,21. Curtain time is 7:30 PM for all performances except the 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Performances are held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church complex. Free off-street parking and entrance are on County Street.
Your Theatre, Inc. is grateful to our 71st Season Sponsor, Bank5, for their sixth year of strong support for the arts and to Bristol County Savings Bank as a production supporter of Anastasia.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for season subscribers (three show minimum), and $13 for senior citizens, students, and military personnel. For further information call Your Theatre, Inc. at 508-993-0772, or send an email to email@example.com. The theatre’s web site is www.yourtheatre.org.This press release is about Anastasia