The Aurora Fox presents AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE BIG HEART
directed by Terry Dodd and Tony Award Nominee Randy Myler
Aurora, CO – The Aurora Fox presents local playwright Terry Dodd’s AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE BIG HEART. (directed by Terry Dodd and Tony Award Nominee Randy Myler ) from April 20 through May 13, 2012 at the Aurora Fox (9900 East Colfax, Aurora, CO 80010).
About the show: The Big Heart Bar and Grill is a rural bar in Pueblo, Colorado where a bevy of colorful characters can always be found on a Saturday night. For instance, Jack Casperson plays the “world’s oldest bus boy”, Ernie who performs with his dummy, Horace, on Amateur Night. And, on this particular Saturday the most loyal patrons are bemoaning the opening of a competing country & western disco across town . These die-hards open their hearts, come to terms with past mistakes, and take a united stand (against a loose-tongued guy in a chicken suit) in this funny, down-to-earth romp with real people who will remind you of folks you know — maybe even yourself.
Directed by Terry Dodd (the play’s author and author of several other plays including, Home By Dark, Goodnight, Texas, Closer to Heaven, and more) and 2 time Tony-Nominated Randy Myler (known locally for his work at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Randy’s directing credits include: Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, New Victory, B.B. King’s in NYC, Geffen Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Royal George, Virginia Stage, Missouri Rep and more.
Randy has also penned several musical revues including Hank Williams: Lost Highway, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Low Down Dirty Blues, Mama Hated Diesels and Fire On The Mountain: The Music Of The Coal Mines (all co-authored with Dan Wheetman)).
PRODUCTION STAFF – Stage management by Lindsay Sullivan and Jen Orf, Lighting Design by Shannon McKinney, Costumes by Sharon McClaury, Sound Design by El Armstrong and Props by LaVerna Pierce-Sierra.
PRODUCTION DATES –
April 20, 21, 27, 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm;
April 22, 29, May 6, 13 at 2:00pm.
Adults – $24/ Students and Seniors – $20/ ($18 for groups of 10+)
Call: 303-739-1970 or visit: www.AuroraFox.org
SPECIAL EVENTS –
Opening Night After Party– Friday, April 20th
Eat, drink, mix and mingle with cast/crew/staff and fellow Fox attendees following the opening night performance.
Beer Tasting Party - Saturday, April 21st
Stick around after the show for an opportunity to learn about and sample craft beers
Super Senior Sunday – Sunday, April 22nd
Seniors get in for just $16. Hot beverages are on the house.
Free Beer Friday– Friday, April 27th
This is a show about a bar after all. Come a few minutes early and have a beer on the house. (If you don’t drink, we’ll hook you up with a soda or water).
Small business Night – Saturday, April 28th
Small business owners are encouraged to join us ½ before curtain for networking