FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday January 6, 2022
BREAD & BUTTER THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS DAVID HARE’S TONY AWARD-WINNING DRAMA SKYLIGHT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—After a three year hiatus, Bread & Butter Theatre returns to Potrero Stage with David Hare’s Tony and Olivier award-winning play Skylight.
About the Play
Broadway and the West End applauded this intensely clear-sighted play about a love affair. Kyra is surprised to see the son of her former lover in the doorway of her chilly London flat. He hopes she will reconcile with his distraught, now widowed, father. Kyra has found purpose working in a troubled inner city school, while Tom has achieved financial success as an entrepreneur. Is the gap between them unbridgeable, or can they resurrect their relationship?
Written by Tony and Olivier Award winner and Academy Award Nominee David Hare (The Hours, The Reader), Skylight weaves personal and political drama into a passionate fight for the future.
Director Bill Peters remarks that ”In Skylight, David Hare explores the ways in which the politics of larger society and the emotional life of individuals are inextricably bound together. Written in the shadow of Thatcherism, we can see the echoes of this piece resonate in our current political climate.”
Bill Peters directs this deeply compassionate play at Potrero Stage, featuring Lana Palmer as Kyra Hollis, Bruce Avery as Tom Sergeant and Tyler Aguallo as Edward Sergeant.
The creative team includes Ray Oppenheimer (Lighting Design), Torben Torp-Smith (Scenic Design), and Vanessa Hill (Stage Management).
Skylight runs January 12 – 21, 2023. The play runs two hours and ten minutes with a fifteen minute intermission.
Previews are January 12 and January 13 with Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at the door. Opening Night is January 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $11-$34 and available at www.breadandbuttertheatre.com.
More About Director, Bill Peters
Bill Peters received his training at the Yale School of Drama, and has worked professionally in Canada (at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival), and throughout the United States. His professional work includes directing at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, where he remounted his award-winning original adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick. For Jewel Theatre, he directed Of Mice and Men, Three Days of Rain, Harper Regan, Dance of Death, and directed and co-produced an all-female Hamlet. Much of his work over the past fifteen years has centered on developing techniques for adapting non-theatrical material to the stage, and directing the works of Shakespeare. He is currently preparing a production of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 for Jewel Theater.
More About Playwright, David Hare
David Hare is one of the UK’s most prolific and critically acclaimed writers, having written extensively for the stage, television and film. Hare was recently described by the Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. For his work in theatre he has received eight Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning the award twice, for Racing Demon in 1990 and Skylight in 1996. He has also received three Tony Award nominations for Plenty in 1985, Racing Demon in 1996 and Skylight in 1997.
Hare has received various award nominations for his film work, including two Academy Award nominations for The Hours (2002), and The Reader (2008); two Golden Globe Award nominations; and five BAFTA Award nominations.
ABOUT BREAD & BUTTER THEATRE
Bread & Butter Theatre stages contemporary drama in San Francisco with an emphasis on intimately staged small-cast plays. Past productions include Red (2018), The North Pool (2019), and the world-premiere of Funeral Game (2020).