Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once - Opens July 19th in NYC

Hi, Gang!

Well, it's the time you've been hearing about, I've alluded to, and now I'm asking you to come and see: Dianna is in a play again, for the first time in over three years. I've done other things during that time, from teaching teen acting to independent acting/directing/stage managing projects, but in terms of being back on a NYC stage in front of an audience...well, let's just say lil' Dianna is a wee bit nervous (VERY)...but elated, delighted, and trying not to pass out from shock.I have been fortunate enough to be cast by the Oberon Theatre Ensemble in a really great original play, with four other actors who are amazing to work with, and a fantastic director, in a great space. It has been a bit unsettling not being involved in something with EMST; but now that my father has retired officially, I am trying to get back in the acting game.

Please come out and see me in this show (which is going to be at the fantastic Abingdon Theatre! how awesome is that?) and support your family member/friend/acquaintance/fellow actor/person you met on the sidewalk looking for spare change. In all honesty, I could use the rah-rah-rah...and if I drag in enough folks to the show, maybe these folks will cast me in something in the future! This is for a theatre festival, so it's a bit of guerilla theatre so to speak...spartan set, etc - hopefully the work will speak for itself.

There are only 6 shows. We open July 19th and over a period of two weeks the shows are performed at the Abingdon Theatre (312 W. 36th St) for the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Tix are $18 (a lot less than lots of o-o-bdwy theatre shows out there!)

Check out the info from the forwarded email below for some info about the show and where to get tickets; you can also go to for all the info you need. You'll see some, interesting pics of me with my fellow castmates. You can try to use the code VARI - when they ask for a discount code might still work, and you'll get $3 off the ticket (I dunno if the discount is still working....shhhh...) Sorry I can't get comps for anyone - it's a festival and they don't give those to us. I had to buy tickets for my parents!

I hope you are well and promise to come back to the land of one-on-one hanging out once the show is over. Please forgive the mass emails - sometimes it seems to be the only way to communicate when you're working, rehearsing, and running around. At least you're not getting a spam text message - that would cost you!

Much Love, Respect and Appreciation,


By Stacey Lane

Directed by Brad Fryman

Jane Cortney+
William Laney+
Diánna Martin
Linda S. Nelson+
Laura Siner+
+Appearing courtesy of the Actor's Equity Association

Part of MITF at

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Complex
312 W 36th St. b/w 8th and 9th Ave

Sat, July 19th -- 6:45 pm
Sun, July 20th -- 2:30 pm
Wed, July 23rd -- 6:30 pm
Thurs, July 24th -- 8:30
Sun, July 27th -- Noon
Wed, July 30th -- 8:30pm

Tickets available at

A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once By Stacey Lane

How many times do you have to tell a lie before it becomes the truth? Three daughters return to their childhood home on Christmas Eve to meet their mother's new beau, with hopes of finally resolving an issue involving their deceased father. In this serio-comic family drama, memories are hazy, truth is often a matter of convenience, and trying to mend fences could finally bring the family down, room full of frogs and all!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job last night, Kiddo. Do try to come to my reading on Saturday, huh?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Would LOVE,LOVE LOVE to have gone...
I know you would have been fabulous!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the show! Keep up the good work. I very much enjoyed the whole cast.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Metabolic Karma said...

Back to your old tricks again, eh? Good for you! Sorry I couldn't see it. I'm sure you were FABulous.

Can you please post something on OW? I want to, but feel silly when the creator of the site isn't even on there hardly anymore... (glad you're acting, though)

11:08 AM  

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