Critics Just Can Not Enough of Kitchen Theatre’s Cooking [ Productions that is. ]


Here’s what the critics are saying about Lonely Planet:
“Director Rachel Lampert deeply trusts the poetry, letting the play breathe in a lustrous production that makes virtues of the tiny space. …The acting is exquisite, DeWolf and Gregory proving graceful and tight stage partners. …They make of the evening both a delirious romp and a whispered prayer.” – Ross Haarstad, Ithaca Times
“This journey proves as touching as it is harrowing, thanks to riveting performances from both Gregory and DeWolf, and the Kitchen Theatre’s cozy theater space.” – Steven Pirani, The Ithacan

“Though it’s a heart-wrenching topic, both DeWolf and Gregory manage to temper the sense of loss and sadness with just the right amount of their own brands of humor.” – Sue Henninger, Tompkins Weekly

“Under Lampert’s sharp direction, Lonely Planet is the least political of AIDS plays, the polar opposite of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, with no anger or finger-pointing. Instead it is a timeless rather than timely look at how difficult it is to tell the truth.” – Jim MacKillop, Syracuse New Times
Don’t miss Lonely Planet! Buy tickets online by clicking here, or call (607) 272-0570, Mon-Fri 11AM – 6PM, Sat & Sun 12-4PM
Only nine more performances!

Kitchen Theatre Company is pleased to offer Steven Dietz’s powerful and moving LONELY PLANET, starring Karl Gregory and Kitchen Theatre newcomer Nat DeWolf. Lonely Planet is a witty, touching story about friendship and keeping memories alive, set against the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s.
Starring Karl Gregory* and Nat DeWolf*
Directed by Rachel Lampert
Lighting Design by Tyler M. Perry
Scenic Design by Kent Lynn Goetz
Costume Design by Hunter Kaczorowski
Sound Design and Original Music by Scott O’Brien
Production Underwriter: CSP MANAGEMENT
Media Sponsor: Syracuse New Times
*member, Actors’ Equity Association

Karl Gregory and Nat DeWolf in Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz

Meet the Cast!
Karl Gregory returns to Kitchen Theatre Company for his 14th production! Karl was Resident Actor at the Kitchen for five seasons. Some of his favorite productions here (and ours too!) include: Gutenberg! The Musical!, Fully Committed, SantaLand Diaries, From White Plains, Swimming in the Shallows, A Perfect Ganesh, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and The Servant of Two Masters.
Nat DeWolf is new to the Kitchen Theatre. He appeared in the Broadway productions Take Me Out and Betty’s Summer Vacation as well as regional productions across the country. He is also the co-writer and co-star of the comedy-drama Lisa Picard is Famous, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
Karl Gregory* and Nat DeWolf*

Special Events for LONELY PLANET
TONIGHT! Thursday, October 23 – Free Pre-show Lecture
Join us for a reception at 6:30 PM and talk at 6:45 PM


“Do We Lie with Maps? We Do, and We Have No Choice”  by Boris Michev

Boris Michev is the Map & Geospatial Information Librarian in the Department of Research & Learning Services at Cornell University’s Olin/Uris Libraries. He is the subject specialist for Cartography, Geography, and Urban Studies and provides reference and instruction in these areas. He strives to introduce GIS to audiences typically unfamiliar with the possibilities in their fields. Michev is also the library liaison to the Department of City and Regional Planning.

Originally from Bulgaria, Boris Michev and his family moved to the United States in 1992 and settled down in Ithaca. He began his career at Cornell in 1993. Michev is fascinated by cartography – both its past and the opportunities the new mapping technologies offer for its future.

Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30
KTC is happy to celebrate the success of the 2014 AIDSRIDE on October 29 and 30 when many participants will be joining us at the theater. Come celebrate with us. Tickets still available.
Friday, October 31 – Talkback Night
Join us for a post-show discussion with the actors and director, facilitated by Lee Rayburn of WHCU Radio.
Don’t miss Lonely Planet! Buy tickets online by clicking here, or call (607) 272-0570, Mon-Fri 11AM – 6PM, Sat & Sun 12-4PM

Next on the Kitchen Sink Series
Monday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
What Took You So Long?
Written and performed by
Leslyn McBean-Clairborne
Directed by
Holly Adams
A dynamic evening of spoken word that finally answers questions about some of Leslyn’s “strange womanly behaviors!”
Tickets are $10.
For tickets, call (607) 272-0570 or buy online.

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