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WELL Runs Nov. 19-Dec. 4

FT_Well logoWELL
Falcon Theatre
Nov. 19-Dec. 4
[Newport]

Directed by Burgess Byrd

“This play is not about my mother and me,” begins the character of Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this “solo show with people in it,” the playwright asks the provocative question: “Do we create our own illness?” The answers become highly complicated as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory.

10/20/21 COVID-19 Policy

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 19-20 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 26-27 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, Dec. 2-4 at 8pm

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Falcon Theatre Continues 2021-2022 Season With Regional Premiere of Lisa Kron’s Obie Award-Winning Play WELL

FT_Well logoThe New York Times ‘Best Play’ Directed by Burgess Byrd

Opening on Friday, November 19 through Saturday, December 4, 2021

(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre (Ted J. Weil, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the next show in the 2021-2022 season, Lisa Kron’s critically-acclaimed memoir-comedy WELL.

WELL is an examination of mothers and daughters, sickness and health, racial diversity, and how a neighborhood can grow through integration. Described as a singularly-unique theatrical experience, the play asks the provocative question: “Do we create our own illness?” The answers become highly complicated as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory. Directed by Burgess Byrd, WELL makes its regional premiere for a limited, three-week engagement.

Ticket Information
Performances are on November 19, 20, 26, 27, and December 2, 3, 4, 2021. All performances are at 8:00 PM EST. Tickets prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID. Patrons enjoy a $5 discount for Thursday performances. Visit falcontheater.net to reserve seats.

Health and Safety Information
Falcon Theatre is making the safety of our artists and our audience a priority and continues to follow CDC and Local Health guidelines. As previously announced, all ticket holders must wear masks and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test to attend a performance. Actors will not be masked, and seats will be sold to full capacity without social distancing. Our Covid safety policy will be continually updated on our website as safety recommendations change.

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Auditions Announced for WELL at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoFalcon is excited to be able to resume in-person auditions this season! We will be following all CDC guidelines for safety.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Use Falcon’s online Audition Form to submit your information prior to auditions (see below)
  • Must submit a digital version of your resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Headshots must be PDF, or JPEG format
  • NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 safety precautions, all actors are required to be fully vaccinated

WELL by Lisa Kron
Directed by Burgess Byrd

Audition Details:

  • Auditions will be held in person on October 4th and 5th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Actors only need attend one of the 2 audition days. All actors are requested to submit an audition form prior to attending auditions. Click the link below to register for auditions.
  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • Questions, contact director Burgess Byrd: burgessbyrd72@gmail.com

Character Descriptions:

  • Lisa – 30s or 40s – New York Performance Artist
  • Ann – Lisa’s Mother
  • Ensemble – (1 white man, 1 black man, 1 white woman, 1 black woman – ages flexible). These actors play all the other roles in the play (and play within the play).

Production dates: Nov. 19-Dec. 4

Click here to sign-up for the WELL Audition

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 9

FT_Guess Whos Coming to Dinner logoGUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
Falcon Theatre
Sept. 24-Oct. 9
[Newport]

Directed by Piper N. Davis

Cast: Elizabeth-Leigh Taylor as Matilda Binks, Cat Cook as Hillary St. George, Cathy Roesener as Christina Drayton, Jim Hopkins* as Matt Drayton, Zoe Rose Davidson as Joanna Drayton, Ryan-Chavez Richmond as Dr. John Prentice, Terry Gosdin as Monsignor Ryan, Darryl Hilton as John Prentice, Sr. & Joy Rolland-Oba as Mary Prentice

A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

9/15/21 Covid-19 PolicyProof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test required. Mask required. 
Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 24 & 25 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 7-9 at 8pm

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER Opens the 2021-22 Season at Falcon Theatre

FT_Guess Whos Coming to Dinner logoNewport, KY – Falcon Theatre opens their 2021-22 season with Todd Kreidler’s GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER. Based on the popular, award-winning movie from 1967, the play is a powerful exploration of interracial marriage that remains just as relevant today. The production, directed by Piper N. Davis, opens September 24, 2021.

A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. They’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

Falcon Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Ted Weil, says, “this play is every bit as important today as the movie was in 1967. At its core, the story is about the subtle, often subconscious views we all have about the differences between people. It speaks directly to the challenges even liberal-minded individuals face when confronted by a situation that puts their beliefs to the test.”

Kevin Greene of New City Stage said of the Court Theatre production: “I left the opening night performance of Court Theatre’s GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER [with] the cockles of my effusive heart warmed all the way through.”

The film won Academy awards for Katherine Hepburn for best Actress and William Rose for best Screenplay in 1967.  The play, written in 2013, has received rave reviews at theaters across the country and is both a faithful retelling of a familiar story and a modern commentary on how far we still have to go.

Performances are at 8 PM on September 24, 25, 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9, 2021.
Tickets prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID. Patrons enjoy a $5 discount for Thursday performances. Visit falcontheater.net to reserve seats.

SAFETY NOTE: Falcon Theater is making the safety of our artists and audience a priority. We will be following CDC and Local Health guidelines. We are currently requiring everyone inside our theater (with the exception of actors onstage) to be masked at all times. Our Covid safety policy will be constantly updated on our website as safety recommendations change.

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