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Anastasia Mystery Play Opens At YTI January 11, 2018

Dec 19, 2017 - Jan 22, 2018
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NEW BEDFORD, MA --- Anastasia by Marcelle Maurette and adapted by Guy Bolton, a drama recognizing the 100th year anniversary of the mystery surrounding the last surviving daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia will open on January 11, 2018.

Directed by Your Theatre's Stephen R. Kay of Swansea the play runs Wednesdays through Saturdays January 11-13 and 18-20, 2018 with matinees Sunday, January 14 and 21, 2018. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for all performances except the 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees.

                                                     IS 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 cast includes: 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.

Performances are held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, in the 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 The theatre’s web site is

This press release is about Anastasia