By Steven Dietz
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Starring: Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath
October 3 – November 18 2017
A story of friendship in a time of crisis.
Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, LONELY PLANET is an intimate portrait of two friends at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Shop owner Jody becomes increasingly fearful of the world outside and the dangers it poses, refusing to leave his shop. While Carl, his spirited friend, begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz’s landmark play examines how we all navigate troubled times.
"Mr. Dietz is a graceful writer, able to set up and work out his conceits with intelligent precision. And there is no ignoring the honest and troubled emotional core at the play's center." - The New York Times
Tues–Thurs at 7 PM, Fri at 8 PM, Sat at 2 PM & 8 PM, Sun at 3 PM
Additional matinee on Wednesday November 15th at 2pm.
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)
New York, NY 10036
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Thursday November 2nd
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Thursday November 16th
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ARNIE BURTON; B'way: MACHINAL, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE 39 STEPS, THE NEW YORKERS (ENCORES) A FREE MAN OF COLOR, AMADEUS. OFF B'way: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (Red Bull Theater), MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Drama League Nomination), TALESPIN!, LIVES OF THE SAINTS, THE TEMPERAMENTALS( Drama Desk Award, ensemble) PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (NYTW), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/THE JEW OF MALTA (TFANA) MERE MORTALS (Primary Stages & commercial run) THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE (Rattlestick and commercial run), THE VENETIAN TWINS, THE CHERRY ORCHARD(Pearl Theatre) UK: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (RSC, Stratford) Regional highlights include; THE CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES (Huntington Theater), BIG SKY (Geffen Playhouse), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (TUTS), I AM MY OWN WIFE (Kevin Kline Award, best actor, St Louis, Helen Hayes Nomination best actor, D.C.) ALL IN THE TIMING ( Geffen Playhouse L.A ) THE SANTALAND DIARIES, THE SEAGULL, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Globe) THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Berkeley Rep) Also The Alley theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Co, The Huntington, Berkshire Theatre Fest. TV; ELEMENTARY, JESSICA JONES, FLESH AND BONE, FRASIER, LAW AND ORDER (and CRIMINAL INTENT) WHITE COLLAR. BLUE BLOODS, LIFE ON MARS, 6 DEGREES, HOPE AND FAITH, CAROLINE IN THE CITY. Film: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, THE INVENTION OF LYING, IGBY GOES DOWN, THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, GAME 6.
Matt McGrath recently received the Lucille Lortel Award for his performance as Miss Tracy Mills in The Legend Of Georgia McBride at MCC (DCPA, Geffen Playhouse). He starred as Wilhelm in Robert Wilson’s The Black Rider at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Sydney. Broadway: Cabaret (Emcee), A Streetcar Named Desire. Off-Broadway: Steve (the New Group), Verite (LCT3 -Lincoln Center), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Fair Country (Lincoln Center); Collection/A Kind of Alaska, Minutes from the Blue Route, The Dadshuttle (Atlantic), Fat Men in Skirts, The Old Boy, Life During Wartime, Amulets Against the Dragon Forces, Dalton’s Back (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Black Stach in Peter and the Starcatcher, Putting it Together, Ridiculous Fraud and Raised in Captivity (SCR), His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse) and The Rocky Horror Show (The Old Globe). Romance, Japes and Bell, Book and Candle (Bay Street Theatre); Caroline in Jersey and Loot (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Distant Fires (LA Weekly Award); and Snakebit. Films: Full Grown Men, Boy’s Don’t Cry, The Notorious Bettie Page, The Anniversary Party, The Broken Hearts Club, The Impostors; Television: “Modern Family" Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Little Britain U.S.A.," "Cruel Doubt"
Set Design: Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Design: Jennifer Paar
Lighting Design: Paul Hudson
Sound Design: Bart Fasbender
Props Design: Emilie Grossman
Production Manager & Line Producer: Corinne Woods
Press Representative: David Gersten & Associates
Casting: Calleri Casting
Production Stage Manager: Kacey Gritters