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Directed by Sean Daniels

It is said that Bob was born on Valentine’s Day in the bathroom of a White Castle Restaurant in Kentucky. It is said that Bob’s birth mother Helen had a particular loneliness on this holiday that only a certain greasy cuisine could soothe. Armed with nothing but unfailing optimism, Bob is the epic, fast-paced comedy of one man’s dream to be great. The greatness of Bob.

Georgia Premiere

Suzi Recommended

 Adult Content

About the Playwright

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 6’6″, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG’s most produced play 2009-10), BOB, (2011 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award), T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado, and Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, San Diego Rep, and in the Bay Area at A.C.T., Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Currently he’s working on a commission through the National New Play Network and New Dramatists Full Stage USA program called The Totalitarians, as well as an original musical called Fall Springs: A Musical Disaster. Peter holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Peter is a member of New Dramatists and is the Playwright in Residence at the Z Space Studio in San Francisco. He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

Buzz about Aurora Theatre’s Bob

Listen to WABE’s Myke Johns’ interview with
playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Director Sean Daniels


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Producer’s Quote

Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez on Bob and playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, “Peter’s play boom served as the inaugural production in our Harvel Lab Series. That brand of smart, contemporary writing perfectly demonstrated what we would seek to produce in our Studio. boom went on to become the country’s Most Produced Play in 2009. Bob is an equally compelling, universally funny story that speaks to today’s society.” Anthony goes on to reveal the exciting future for Bob. “Sean Daniels joined the artistic staff at Geva Theatre, one of the largest regional theatre companies in the country. He introduced me to Geva’s Artistic Director Mark Cuddy. Through Geva’s desire to showcase great work of companies all across the country, we will be transporting this production to Rochester, New York in March. With last season’s success of Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale, we continue to cultivate a national reputation for Aurora Theatre.”

Wine Down WednesdaysWine Down Wednesday

Free wine tasting in the lobby before Wednesday evening performances from 6:30–8:00pm.

The wines paired for our production of Bob:

January 23:
Quickfire Chardonnay (Napa Valley, California)
Chateau de Roc Muscadet (Loire, France)
Quickfire Pinot Noir (Napa Valley, California)
Sicoris Red (Costers del Segre, Spain)

January 30:
Sabrego Godello (Valdeorras, Spain)
Finca Resalso Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero, Spain)
Sierra Cantabria Tinto (Rioja, Spain)
Sierra Cantabria Crianza (Rioja, Spain)

 Courtesy of

Niko’s Wine Corner

January 17–February 10, 2013

Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $20–$30

Wednesday Discount Matinee
February 6 at 10:00am
Tickets $16

Show Sponsor:

Bob Dan Triandiflou*
Chorus #1 Veronika Duerr*
Chorus #2 Scott Warren
Chorus #3 Wendy Melkonian*
Chorus #4 Doyle Reynolds
Production Staff
Producer Anthony P. Rodriguez
Director Sean Daniels†
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Stage Manager Kathryn M. Pelkey
Assistant Stage Manager EB Hooyer
Scenic Designer Michael B. Raiford
Lighting Designer Mike Post
Sound Designer Matt Callahan
Costume Designer Alan Yeong
Props Designer EB Hooyer
Lighting Assistant Michael Wolmer
Sound Assistant Daniel Terry
Production Manager Britt Hultgren Ramroop
Technical Director James M. Helms
Assistant Technical Director Daniel Terry
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Directing Assistant/Crew Jonathan Wierenga

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

†The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

Bob: A Life in Five Acts is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Painting With a Purpose

pwat_logo_smallJoin Anthony and Ann-Carol at Painting with a Twist, a new art and social studio in Lawrenceville when they host a special Painting with a Purpose event on January 31, 2013 to benefit Aurora Theatre.

The Painting with a Twist concept is one of the most popular new events sweeping the nation. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or your favorite beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore.

The studio will offer an evening of instructional art in a lively, fun atmosphere in addition to donating 50% of the proceeds to Aurora Theatre, Gwinnett’s largest non-profit arts organization.

Each month, Painting with a Twist franchisees from across the nation hold monthly painting fundraisers through the Painting with a Purpose program to benefit local charities. In 2012, Painting with a Twist locations donated more than $80,000 to local groups.


Thursday, January 31, 2013
$45 per person—Price includes instruction and all of the supplies you’ll need to create your own masterpiece, the featured painting at right entitled “Midnight Train to Georgia.”