New Phoenix's Next Show Opens 11.22.2019 | Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/20/19
THE NEW PHOENIX THEATRE ON THE PARK ANNOUNCES THE PRODUCTION OF “COME BACK TO THE FIVE & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN”
BUFFALO, NY: The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park announces the second show of its 25th Anniversary Season with Ed Graczyk’s comedy-drama, “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean!” running November 22 – December 21, 2019.
“Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean!” will be directed by New Phoenix’s founder, Richard A. Lambert. The show features Buffalo favorites Stephanie Bax, Betsy Bittar, Dylan Brozyna, Lara D. Haberberger, Lisa Ludwig, Jessie Miller, Mary Moebius, Jamie Nablo, and Kerrykate Abel-Smith. In a small-town dime store in Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion, which is filled with reminiscences; then a stranger arrives and confrontations expose life’s bitter disappointments.
The set will be designed by Paul Bostaph, costumes by Vivian Del Bello, lights by Chris Cavanagh, sound by Roy Walker, and Matthew Myers will be stage manager.
All performances take place at the New Phoenix Theatre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park is located at 95 Johnson Park in Buffalo, NY. General admission tickets are $30, Students, seniors and professional courtesy (artists and industry) are $20, with groups of 20 or more at $10. All Thursday performances are Pay-What-You-Can nights sponsored by M & T Bank (Reservations recommended). All may be paid on-line at https://www-newphoenixtheatre-org.seatengine.com/events or may be reserved by phone at 716-853-1334. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.
The New Phoenix Theatre’s mission is to present both classical and contemporary plays in ways that speak to our community, to rediscover the theatrical experience through the spirit of collaboration, and to revitalize the neighborhood in which our theater stands.
The Historic Home of The New Phoenix Theatre was built in 1884, on land deeded to Buffalo by Ebenezer Johnson, Buffalo’s first mayor, and originally served as a lecture hall for the Buffalo Seminary, a “séance house,” a vaudeville house, and then a soup kitchen, until founder Richard A. Lambert restored the space, with the assistance of many grants over the years from NYSCA, Erie County, The City of Buffalo, the Rupp Foundation, M & T Bank, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, and the Golden-Goldman Foundation.