Boston Court Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DINOSAUR WITHIN
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by BWW News Desk
The Theatre @ Boston Court presents "The Dinosaur Within," a West Coast Premiere play by John Walch, directed by The Theatre @ Boston Court Co-Artistic Director, Michael Michetti. The play opens tonight on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
Production staff for "The Dinosaur Within" includes Michetti, director, Francois-Pierre Couture, set designer, Jeremy Pivnick, lighting designer, Bruno Louchouarn, sound designer and original music, Jason Thompson, projection and video designer, Leah Piehl, costume designer, Nick Santiago, props designer, Tracy Winters and Tuffett Schmelzle, dialect coaches, Michael Donovan, C.S.A, casting director, June Carryl, assistant director, and Nicole Rossi, production stage manager.
Walch's plays include "The Dinosaur Within", "Circumference of a Squirrel", "The Nature of Mutation", "Jesting With Edged Tools", "Craving Gravy of Love in the Time of Cannibalism" and "AlIce Threw the Looking Glass (a parody of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style)". His plays have been produced by theatres such as The Mark Taper Forum, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, the State Theater, Kitchen Dog Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and off-Broadway at Urban Stages. His work has been developed or commissioned through The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, Shenandoah International Playwright's, The Playwrights' Center/PlayLabs, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. Awards include: Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays; the American Theatre Critics Association's Osborn Award; the Charlotte Woolard Award from the Kennedy Center recognizing a promising new voice in the American theatre; the Marc Klein Playwriting Award; and three Austin Critic's Table Awards. He was a Sloan playwriting fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club and a James Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at UT @ Austin, where he earned his MFA in Playwriting. John served as artistic director of Austin Script Works and has taught playwriting at UT @ Austin/Michener Center for Writers, Florida State University, and the Playwrights Workshop at University of Iowa. Walch currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a resident playwright of New Dramatists.
"The Dinosaur Within" previews for six performances beginning September 29, opening October 8 and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through November 6. Preview tickets are priced at $17 and regular performances at $32. Senior, student and group discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at BostonCourt.org or by calling (626) 683-6883. Boston Court Performing Arts Center is located one block north of Colorado at the corner of Mentor Ave. and Boston Ct.