The Lyons

2/4/2016 - 2/14/2016
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Dietz Theater
"The Lyons" -- Feb. 4 to 14, 2016

Running Feb. 4 to 14, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Feb. 4 and 11 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Feb. 5 and 12 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Feb. 6 and 13 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Feb. 7 and 14 — at 2:30 p.m.
  • AND Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • AND Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m.

A comic drama by Nicky Silver
Directed by Fred Gloor

A dark comedy about living and dying, The Lyons tells the scathingly hilarious tale of a dysfunctional family’s sudden arrival at a major crossroad in life.

When patriarch Ben Lyons tells his family that he is dying, the family’s rotten core is revealed. Tempers flare and brutal allegations replace sweetly sentimental memories. Even in the face of her husband’s terminal diagnosis, the indomitable Rita Lyons seems a tad more worried about completing the new design of her living room. And don’t get Rita started about her adult children, Curtis and Lisa!

Reunited to say godbye to their father, Rita and her children are suddenly struck with the realization that their armor of solitude and isolation have given them no tools to connect as a family. Father, mother and children discover that they must travel to an emotional destination they’ve never known before: human connection.

A funny and edgy play, The Lyons demonstrates that laughter might be the only medicine to soothe a family’s fractured faultlines.

Due to adult language and themes, The Lyons is not suitable for children.

The Lyons received its world premiere at The Vineyard Theatre in New York City on Oct. 11, 2011. The show opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on April 23, 2012, where it ran for 80 performances before closing on July 1, 2012. The Lyons was nominated for the 2012 Drama Desk Award for outstanding play. Linda Lavin, who played Rita Lyons in both the off-Broadway and Broadway production, was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role.

Press Clippings

CLICK HERE to read The Akron Beacon Journal's review of the play.
CLICK HERE to read The West Side Leader's review of the play.

TICKET INFORMATION

$22
$20 for seniors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and matinees only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for college students

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Lyons is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 48-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first come, first seated"). Typically, seating for each performance begins 30 minutes before curtain. Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance. Latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate break in the play's action.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

THE CAST

LAURA STARNIK
Rita

RON MILLER
Ben

RACHEL GEHLERT
Lisa

SCOTT DAVIS
Curtis

MARY MYERS
Nurse

NATE MILLER
Brian

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

DENISE ELETICH
Stage Manager

JONATHON HUNTER
Lighting & Scenic Designer

SUSAN RUSINOFF
Properties Designer

IAN HABERMAN
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesdays—Fridays: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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