FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2016
Contact: Tiffany Albright, marketing Associate
Triad Stage, 232 South Elm Street
Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina
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TRIAD STAGE BRINGS RACING TO WINSTON-SALEM STAGE WITH VROOOMMM!
North Carolina premiere of UNCG professor’s play at Hanesbrands Theatre
January 27 – February 7, 2016
(Greensboro, NC) —Triad Stage bring the fast-paced action of the racing world to life on stage for its first production of 2016. VROOOMMM!, by UNCG professor Janet Allard, swerves and spins around the driving competition, the endearing loyal fans, and the back-road karaoke bars. In the play, Holly “Legs” Nelson is on the move as the first female NASCAR driver. But, of course, all the men say she’s cheating. Hijinks ensue as a cast of six women play everyone from the announcers to the drivers and a surprise racing legend all in the pursuit of high-octane glory in this free-wheeling production. VROOOMMM! runs January 27 – February 7, 2016. Opening Night is Saturday, January 30. VROOOMMM! is presented in partnership with Victory Junction, and as part of that partnership, a portion of the proceeds of the production will be used to sponsor a Triad-area child at Victory Junction camp this summer.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
“Janet Allard's play VROOOMMM! is hands down the funniest play I have ever had the chance to direct,” says director David Karl Lee. “It was a joy to work on the NY Premiere in 2007 and I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to work on it again. Triad Stage is providing a top notch production with the regional premiere of this play with a stellar cast made up of professional local and NY actors and a stellar design team that is creating a theatrical NASCAR world that is beyond exciting!”
The creative team includes: director David Karl Lee, scenic designer Bert Scott, costume designer Andja Budincich, lighting designers Vandy Wood and Sarah Yates, and sound designer Cory Raynor. The dramaturg is Tamera Izler, Ann Louise Wolf is the accent coach, Denise Gabriel is the movement coach, Jim Wren is the fight choreographer, Cindi Rush is the casting director, and the stage manager is Lindsey A. Moss.
The cast includes several returning and a few new faces to Triad Stage. The cast includes Amy da Luz, who has appeared in six Triad Stage productions including last fall’s Deathtrap; Amy Hamel from the 2013 and 2014 production of Snow Queen, and Tennessee Playboy; and Denise Lute, seen in last fall’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and in Tennessee Playboy. New to our stage are Eliza Huberth and Courtney Moors, as well as University of North Carolina School of the Arts student Emma Kikue who completes the ensemble.
Biographies of the cast and creative team, and more information on the production can be found online at www.triadstage.org.
PERFORMANCE AND SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
All performances are at Triad Stage at Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 Spruce St N in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (at the corner of Spruce St. and Second St.).
Show times for VROOOMMM! are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m.
Opening Night, sponsored by BB&T, is Saturday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can performances are Wednesday, January 27, and Wednesday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. Wine Tasting Friday, sponsored by Bernard Robinson and Company, is Friday, January 29, prior to the evening’s 8:00 p.m. performance. Sunday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m. is the Audio Described Performance, with Arts Access providing services for the visually impaired.
Technically Talking, a behind-the-scenes discussion with members of the design team is Thursday, January 28, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. preview performance.
The InSight Series, the free humanities program sponsored by Pennybyrn at Maryfield, with a noted expert who will be discussing the world of the play will be held on Sunday, January 31, immediately following the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance. The Insight speaker will be Kim Coon, pit reporter and social media contributor for Motor Racing Network and former Miss Sprint Cup (2011-2014).
PostScript, a lively, open discussion with the cast, will be held on Thursday, February 4, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance. The PostScript series is sponsored by Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP.
ABOUT TRIAD STAGE
Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district. All Triad Stage productions are created in the Triad using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Blue Zoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, Arts Greensboro and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. VROOOMMM! is presented in partnership with Victory Junction.
Triad Stage’s 15th Anniversary Season continues in February with Radiunt Abundunt, a world premiere by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett (February 21 – March 13, 2016); an American classic Fences, by August Wilson (April 10 – May 1, 2016); and closing the season is a sexy comedy by Moliére, Don Juan (June 5 – 26, 2016).
Single tickets are on sale now.
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (nine years running), Go Triad/News & Record and The Rhinoceros Times; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference.
To purchase tickets or for performance information on VROOOMMM!, call the Triad Stage Box Office at 336.272.0160 or toll-free at 866.579.TIXX (8499), or visit www.triadstage.org.