2/4/2016 - 2/14/2016
Running Feb. 4 to 14, 2016
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.
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.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Lighting & Scenic Designer
JASEN J. SMITH
Assistant Technical Director