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Yankee Tavern – March 6-15, 2015

Yankee Tavern

By Steven Dietz

Directed by Tom Amen

Dates: March 6-15, 2015

Times: March  6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm, March 8, 15 at 2pm
Where: Mainstage Theater
Prices: $16 General Admission
$14 Students and Seniors

Play information:

This startling, thought-provoking drama by Steven Dietz is sure to leave audiences questioning everything they know, or think they know!  When a mysterious stranger walks into a New York City tavern and orders two beers, one for himself and one for his absent friend, what seems like the beginning of a barroom joke quickly becomes a sobering descent into the dark corners of urban legend, and America’s obsession with conspiracy theories.  From Apollo 11 astronauts landing on the moon, to 9/11 hijacker’s crashing into the World Trade Center, Dietz cunningly draws us into that vague middle ground between fact and fiction, weaving a tale that is at once chilling, disconcerting, and ultimately mind-bending.  Taking a cue from John Patrick Shanley’s play, Doubt, Dietz’s Yankee Tavern is a not a study of cold, hard fact, but a meditation on the agonizing nature of uncertainty.  “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”  Really?

Please note that this production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

Yankee Tavern Gallery 

Photography by Marissa Martin