San Diego, CA – Following up the exciting, extended run of The Ballad of Emmett Till, ion theatre is proud to announce the San Diego premiere of the searing, dark comedy The North Plan written by Jason Wells and directed by Isaac Fowler with an opening night set for August 26, 2017.
After a ruthless faction seizes power in Washington, Carlton Berg (Daren Scott), a bureaucrat for the State Department, runs off with the new regime's top secret enemies list. Unfortunately for Carlton, the chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozarks town of Lodus. With a pair of DHS agents on the way (Jake Rosko & Fred Hunting), Carlton's last hope is in the people around him: an unsympathetic police chief (Don Loper), an ambivalent administrative assistant (Tina Brown), and fellow prisoner Tanya Shepke (Samantha Ginn), a motor-mouthed recidivist who's turned herself in for drunk driving and thinks Skynyrd should be on the new money.
Jason Wells has had commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club and the Sloan Foundation. His other plays include Men of Tortuga and Perfect Mendacity with productions at Apollinaire Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Furious Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Profiles Theatre, Purple Heart Theatre in Dublin, and Street Corner Arts in Austin.
The North Plan is helmed by Isaac Fowler in his directorial debut and features returning ion artists Fred Hunting (The Normal Heart), Samantha Ginn (Edgar & Annabel, Far Away), Jake Rosko (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Daren Scott (The Normal Heart), and in their ion debuts, Tina Brown and Don Loper.
The production team includes Kevin Kornburger (Stage Manager), Jonathan Gilmer (Scenic Design), Michelle Yang Xiao (Lighting Design), Mary Summerday (Costume Design), Roberto Quiñones (Assistant Director & Sound Design), Rhys Greene (Fight Choreography), Abbie Howard (Costume Assistant & Properties) and Yolanda Franklin (Production Coordinator). Executive Artistic Director Claudio Raygoza is Producer.
What – The North Plan by Jason Wells directed by Isaac Fowler
When – Previews: August 19-25, Thu – Sat @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm
Media Opening: Saturday, August 26, 4pm; Public Opening: August 26, 8pm. Runs August 26- Sept 9; Thu – Sat @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm
Where – ion’s BLKBOX theater, 3704 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Tickets – Previews: $12; Public Opening (Catered party with cast & crew afterward) $45; All other: General: $35; Senior (60+): $29; Student, Military $20; AASD/AEA: $18 (ID for discount required.) Online: www.iontheatre.com or (619) 600-5020.