Three young women have set out to start up a new theater company in Buffalo. Kristin Bentley, Kelly Jakiel Copps and Arin Lee Dandes, all graduates of the SUNY Buffalo theater program, have found a home for their first production at The New Phoenix Theatre on Johnson Park in Downtown Buffalo. “The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park is THRILLED to help introduce Buffalo’s newest and most eagerly awaited Theatre Company, Second Generation Theatre,” said Richard Lambert, the Phoenix’s founder and executive director. “Kickstarting new talent is a mission that the New Phoenix has enjoyed since its inception in 1995. Having offered a home to Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, Subversive Theatre Company, Folkloric Dance company, Red Thread Theatre, Road Less Traveled Theatre and many more, the humble Phoenix continues to partner, produce and play with the best. AND the best of what is ahead. We couldn’t be prouder of the newest achievement of Buffalo’s thriving theatre scene. We can only hope to introduce the NEXT generation of Buffalo theatre, as well. Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting Second Generation Theatre Company…”
“Buffalo is a place where you not only can have it all, but you can work on productions and pieces that many working actors in other cities only dream of. We have an amazing theatre legacy in this city of quality work, and we are thrilled to carry on that tradition set by the generation before us.” – Kristin Bentley
Second Generation Theatre Company (SGTC) plans on incorporating the talents of seasoned professionals, while shining a spotlight on many of Buffalo’s ‘up and comers’. The company’s premiere production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical INTO THE WOODS, launches with performances from June 6-23, 2013 – Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.
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The New Phoenix is handicap accessible. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (716) 206-4964. General admission is $25, student and senior discounts are available.