Johnny Thunders Lives

Mr Thunders

Johnny Thunders Lives in "So Alone"

Fullerton, CA--STAGES theatre is proud to announce the return of the critically acclaimed post-punk musical, "So Alone," written and directed by William Mittler. From the dirty reality that was New York in the 1970's and spanning two decades, "So Alone" follows former New York Doll Johnny Thunders' hard life, addiction, and most importantly, his music. From the pre-punk, glam of the New York Dolls and the hard, fast Heartbreakers, to a solo career that found him reuniting with early punk pioneers, "So Alone" brings the electricity, rage, drugs, sex, and attitude that was the life of Johnny Thunders.

"I've heard stories about Johnny passing out, rambling incoherently and walking off stage---not that night. And, in fact, not ever. His screaming guitar sang for me, sometimes louder than his vocals," said Mittler, who first saw Johnny Thunders in Hollywood, during the late 1980's. "The play is a celebration of Johnny's music, and a hard life that ended too soon."

Voted one of the "Top 10 Plays of 2000" by the Orange County Register, described as "...brought to stage with affection but no sugarcoating..." by the L.A. Times, and called "...a lesson in punk-rock 101...," by OC Weekly, "So Alone" features the music of the Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, plus the New York Dolls, played live & loud. Mittler, and Musical Director Mitch Faris use two live bands, and nearly 20 actors to tell the story of guitar legend, Johnny Thunders.

"So Alone" tickets are $16.00, and runs the following dates and times:

Friday: July 8, 15, 22, 29,August 5, 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Productions include: "Death," a comedy by Woody Allen, running August 26 through September 24, 2005.

Since opening its doors in 1992, STAGES theatre has produced over 200 productions, with over 50 directors, and more than 400 actors, putting their varied experience, skills, and interpretations on our stage. STAGES theatre is, and will continue to be, dedicated to the development of the artist. STAGES theatre is located at 400 E. Commonwealth in Downtown Fullerton (between Lemon and Balcom)

For more information or to make reservations please call Tina Wiles or Mo Arii @ STAGES theatre (714) 525-4484

Jean Encoule – tMx 20 – 07/05
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