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Aurora Theatre Jumpstarts the New Year with an Epic New Comedy

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BobAurora Theatre continues its 17th season with a new play that will have you laughing in the New Year. Bob, by American playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, opens January 17 and continues through Feb 10, 2013.

This play tells the story of Bob, born on Valentine”s Day in the bathroom of a White Castle in Kentucky and left to fend for himself by his birth mother Helen. Armed with nothing but an unfailing optimism, Bob is the epic, fast-paced comedy of one man”s desire for greatness. Audiences are sure to love Bob, which is reminiscent of comic classics like The Jerk and Forest Gump.

Bob is being co-produced with world-renowned Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York as a part of their Fielding Nextstage Series in March 2013.# A special preview performance of Bob on January 15 welcomes anyone named Bob (Robert, Bobby, Bobbi, etc.) to attend free of charge. All other seats are just $10 with a current library card.

Showtimes are as follows: Wednesday”Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $30. A Wednesday Discount Matinee performance will take place on February 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $16.

For more information, call the Aurora Theatre Box Office at 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

About the Aurora Theatre Production
Bob was awarded the 2010 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, and received its World Premiere at the Humana Festival for New American Plays in March 2011, garnering critical acclaim. Both the original Humana production and the Aurora Theatre production are under the direction of Sean Daniels. Mr. Daniels is well known to Atlanta audiences as the founder of Dad”s Garage Theatre. Daniels has a national pedigree and is currently an artistic associate at Geva Theatre Center. In the title role of everyday hero Bob is Dan Triandiflou (The Fox on the Fairway, Aurora Theatre), who was recently recognized in Creative Loafing”s Best of Atlanta 2012 as this city”s best local actor. Joining him onstage are many of Atlanta”s funniest actors, including: Veronika Duerr, Wendy Melkonian, Doyle Reynolds and Scott Warren.

Audiences attending Bob will have an opportunity to pay tribute to their everyday heroes. In the play, Bob is driven to find greatness. However, Aurora Theatre recognizes the many people who achieve greatness through their selfless and heroic actions. A large canvas will be placed in the lobby. Audience members will be encouraged to add the names of their everyday hero to an original piece of art.