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.
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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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 Wednesday
Free wine tasting in the lobby before Wednesday evening performances from 6:30–8:00pm.
The wines paired for our production of Bob:
Quickfire Chardonnay (Napa Valley, California)
Chateau de Roc Muscadet (Loire, France)
Quickfire Pinot Noir (Napa Valley, California)
Sicoris Red (Costers del Segre, Spain)
Sabrego Godello (Valdeorras, Spain)
Finca Resalso Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero, Spain)
Sierra Cantabria Tinto (Rioja, Spain)
Sierra Cantabria Crianza (Rioja, Spain)
Niko’s Wine Corner
January 17–February 10, 2013
Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Wednesday Discount Matinee
February 6 at 10:00am
|Chorus #1||Veronika Duerr*|
|Chorus #2||Scott Warren|
|Chorus #3||Wendy Melkonian*|
|Chorus #4||Doyle Reynolds|
|Producer||Anthony P. Rodriguez|
|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
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.”