Only Yesterday

A World Premiere by Bob Stevens

Directed by Carol Dunne

January 31 – February 18

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm In The Middle) brings to life a little-known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous young men on earth. Stranded in a hotel room in Key West, they do what many young men do when they’re bored–get drunk. They have some laughs, but as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of traumatic childhood events they have in common and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives.

Please note: This production contains strobe effects and smoke from herbal cigarettes. The herbal cigarettes contain non-toxic all-natural herbs and do not contain tobacco or nicotine.

Run Time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Advisory: Ages 12 and up

Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each parent and child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your family.

Only Yesterday Spot On Conversation – Featuring playwright Bob Stevens. Be the first to hear from the playwright about the creation of this world premiere production.
Sunday, February 4, 3:00-4:30 PM

Only Yesterday
Written by Bob Stevens
Directed by Carol Dunne++

Creative Team:
Director: Carol Dunne++
Set Designer: Michael Ganio+
Costume Designer: Allison Crutchfield+
Lighting & Projections Designer: Dan Kotlowitz+
Asst. Lighting Designer: Robert Cueva
Sound Designer: Ben Montmagny
Production Stage Manager: Jess Johnston*

Paul McCartney: Tommy Crawford*
John Lennon: Christopher Sears*
Road Manager: Chris Flockton*
Shirley Knapp: Olivia Swayze

++Member of SDC
+Member of USA
*Member of AEA

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