One Man, Two Gu­vnors be­gins the Inau­gu­ral Sea­son in the Newly Ren­o­vated Al­ley Theatre

Sin­gle Tick­ets for the 2015-2016 now on sale

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HOUS­TON – One Man, Two Gu­vnors be­gins the Al­ley Theatre’s 2015-2016 sea­son in the newly ren­o­vated Hub­bard Theatre on Oc­to­ber 2, 2015. Win­ner of the Crit­ics Cir­cle Award and mul­ti­ple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glo­ri­ous com­edy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, and stu­pen­dous phys­i­cal com­edy. One Man, Two Gu­vnors, by Richard Bean is based on The Ser­vant of Two Mas­ters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Old­ing and di­rected by Gre­gory Boyd. Pre­views be­gin Oc­to­ber 2, Open­ing Night Oc­to­ber 7, with per­for­mances con­tin­u­ing through Novem­ber 1, 2015.

“We are ex­cited to open the newly trans­formed Hub­bard Stage at the Al­ley with One Man, Two Gu­vnors” said Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Gre­gory Boyd. “Richard Bean’s bril­liant adap­ta­tion of a clas­sic com­edy plays to the strengths of the Al­ley Theatre’s Res­i­dent Com­pany and is a fan­tas­tic blend of farce, bril­liant lan­guage and phys­i­cal com­edy.”

In the heart of 1960s’ Eng­land, charm­ing and doltish Fran­cis, fired from his pop band, un­ex­pect­edly finds him­self with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are con­nected to each other in wildly im­prob­a­ble ways. He has to keep them from dis­cov­er­ing each other – and that turns out to be not so sim­ple. Mis­taken iden­ti­ties, out­ra­geous farce, love tri­an­gles and inspired lu­nacy are the re­sult. One Man, Two Gu­vnors was called “The fun­ni­est show in the western world,” by the Daily Mail, and de­scribed by the Daily Tele­graph as “Comic per­fec­tion.”

The Al­ley be­gan an ex­ten­sive $46.5 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion of the Hub­bard Theatre, back­stage area, and public spa­ces in July 2014. “The com­bi­na­tion of the ex­tended stage and re­duc­ing the num­ber of seats to 774 cre­ates a whole new level of in­ti­macy in the Hub­bard for our pa­trons that will be per­fectly show­cased by One Man Two Gu­vnors” said Manag-

ing Di­rec­tor Dean R. Glad­den.

The cast of One Man, Two Gu­vnors fea­tures Res­i­dent Com­pany mem­bers Jeffrey Bean, James Black, El­iz­a­beth Bunch, Paul Hope, Chris Hutchi­son, Melissa Pritch­ett, David Rainey, Jay Sul­li­van, Emily Trask and Todd Waite. Also join­ing the cast are Steven Epp, John Feltch, El­speth Brodie, Joseph Pal­more and Trace Pool.

One Man, Two Gu­vnors fea­tures a live band com­posed of Hous­ton mu­si­cians Ryan Chavez, Aaron Echegaray, Chris Good­win and Mike White­bread.

The cre­ative team in­cludes Scenic De­signer Hugh Landwehr, Cos­tume De­signer David C. Woolard, Light­ing De­signer David Lan­der, Sound De­signer Lind­say Jones and Phys­i­cal Com­edy Di­rec­tion by Christo­pher Bayes. Ad­di­tional mem­bers of the cre­ative team are Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor Gregg Cof­fin, Di­alect, Voice and Text Coach Pamela Prather, Chore­og­ra­pher Peter Pucci and As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor Bran­don Wein­bren­ner.

TICKET AND SUB­SCRIP­TION IN­FOR­MA­TION

Sin­gle tick­ets for the 2015-2016 sea­son went on sale Au­gust 31. Tick­ets are avail­able online at al­leythe­atre.org, by phone at 713.220.5700 or in per­son at the Al­ley Theatre Box Of­fice, 615 Texas Av­enue. Tick­ets to all pro­duc­tions start at $26. Sub­scrip­tions are cur­rently on sale for all pro­duc­tions and range in price from $129 - $614. Dis­counted ticket for groups of 10 or more can be pur­chased by call­ing 713.315.3346. This pro­duc­tion con­tains adult lan­guage and sex­ual sit­u­a­tions.

SPON­SORS

One Man, Two Gu­vnors is gen­er­ously spon­sored by Lead Spon­sors En­bridge Energy Com­pany. Inc. and Sch­lum­berger and Sup­port­ing Spon­sor Nor­ton Rose Ful­bright. The Al­ley Theatre is sup­ported by the 2015-2016 sea­son spon­sor United Air­lines, the of­fi­cial air­line of the Al­ley Theatre.

ABOUT THE AL­LEY THEATRE

The Al­ley Theatre, one of Amer­ica’s lead­ing not-for-profit the­atres, is a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized per­form­ing arts com­pany lead by Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Gre­gory Boyd and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Dean R. Glad­den. Home to a Res­i­dent Com­pany of ac­tors, the Al­ley cre­ates a wide-rang­ing reper­toire and in­no­va­tive pro­duc­tions of clas­sics, ne­glected mod­ern plays, and pre­mieres. Al­ley All New, the ini­tia­tive to com­mis­sion and de­velop new work year round, fea­tures the Al­ley All New Fes­ti­val each sea­son pre­sent­ing work­shops and read­ings of new plays and mu­si­cals in process. A re­cip­i­ent of the Spe­cial Tony Award for Out­stand­ing Re­gional Theatre, the Al­ley has brought pro­duc­tions to Broad­way, 40 Amer­i­can cities in­clud­ing New York’s Lin­coln Cen­ter and in­ter­na­tion­ally to Ber­lin, Paris, and St. Peters­burg through­out its 69 year history.

The Al­ley Theatre un­der­went a $46.5 mil­lion build­ing ren­o­va­tion in 2014-2015 sea­son, the first ma­jor im­prove­ments since the build­ing opened in 1968. With more than 500 per­for­mances in 20152016, the Al­ley will pro­duce more per­for­mances than all other per­form­ing arts or­ga­ni­za­tions in the Hous­ton Theater Dis­trict com­bined.

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