The Dream of the Burning Boy - West Coast Premiere at Malibu Playhouse

What: A Play. The Dream of the Burning Boyby David West Read premiered off-Broadway in 2011 at the Roundabout Underground.  It was a 2011 Drama League Award Nominee for Distinguished Production of a Play and was nominated by the Outer Critics Circle for the John Gassner Award for a New American Play.  This is the West Coast Premiere.

A mystery unfolds when Dane, a popular high school student, dies unexpectedly following a conference with his English teacher, Larry.  As the school’s guidance counselor, Steve tries to help the students express their grief so that they may all move beyond the tragedy, Larry’s disturbing dreams about Dane intensify. Steve encourages Larry to meet with Dane’s grieving mother, who resents Larry for being the last person to see Dane alive.  For Larry, this emotionally charged encounter reveals how choices in life can lead to missed opportunities.

Who: Written By: David West Read. Directed By: Edward Edwards. Starring: Jeffrey Hayenga,Tyler Ritter, Matthias Chrans, Melissa Kite, Joslyn Kramer, Jayne McLendon and Zach Palmer.

Where: Malibu Playhouse is located at 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (near Zuma beach, between Kanan-Dume Road and Morning View Drive, near Heathercliff Road).  Phone 310-589-1998.  For more information visit the website:

When: Opens Friday, September 6, 2013 and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2013.  Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. 

How: Tickets may be purchased at (or call 323-960-7711).  There may also be tickets available at the box office the day of each performance, however advance reservations are recommended. Single tickets for regular performances are $30.00.  Low priced previews are Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5 at 8 PM ($20.00).  Seniors/Students are $23.00.  Gala Opening Night ($50.00).

2013-2014 Season Subscriptions are also on sale for $110.00, a savings of $45 if all five shows are purchased separately.  To purchase, call the box office at 310-589-1998 or reserve online at

Running time:90 min, no intermission – Appropriate ages 15 and up.


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