Lonely Planet

Friday, February 1, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
By Steven Dietz
 
A wry comedy about two unlikely friends traversing uncertain times
 
Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, LONELY PLANET is an intimate portrait of two friends navigating loss and an uncertain world. Shop owner Jody buries her head in the sand by refusing to leave her shop. Meanwhile, Carl begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz’s timeless play examines the way we navigate our uncertain times.
 
Written during the height of the AIDS epedimic in the 1980s and early 90s, LONELY PLANET still resonates. While the play was originally intended to portray two gay men, playwright Steven Dietz says he has seen the play performed with many different casting combinations. After hearing that  Black and Laninx communities are now being disproportionately affected by the virus, Artistic Director Kathleen Culebro decided it was important to cast Jamal Gibran Sterling and Denise Lee, a man and a woman of color, changing the dynamics of the play to help jump start a discussion of how HIV/AIDS is changing lives for people in these communities. To this end we are partnering with several local HIV AIDS organizations over the run of LONELY PLANET. 
 

Tickets

• $34 General Admission Friday – Sunday
• $20 General Admission Thursdays
 
There are two "pay-what-you-want" performances on January 30 & 31 at 8pm. These are dress/technical rehearsals that are open to the public. These tickets can only be purchased over the phone or at the box office.
 
Box Office: 817-923-3012
boxoffice@amphibianstage.com