'Pure Prine' returning to the Phoenix

Hit show back for a replay

June 15, 2010
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There hasn’t been an official announcement from the Phoenix Theatre yet, but performers featured in the company’s two-week-run hit :Pure Prine” are letting their fans know that the show is coming back in August for a multi-week run.

The brainchild of Phoenix Producing Director Bryan Fonseca, the show weaves together songs by John Prine to tell the story of six bar dwellers (played by local musician/actors including Tim Grimm and Tim Brickley). See my review of the initial production here.

Before the “Pure Prine” return, though, the Phoenix still has to finish out the run of “Speech and Debate” and launch the Midwest premiere of Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to be Pretty.”

Your thoughts?

  • See It!
    Really, one of the best things I've seen in a long, long time.
  • Pure Prine is Worthy!
    Based on your previous commentary, we made it to Pure Prine and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas-Grimm are such naturals and the others were quite enjoyable as well.
  • Job Security?
    Wow - who needs Marketing and Media Directors when the cast is spreading the word? Wait, don't answer that! Yes, we are bringing back Pure Prine. Dates are August 19 through September 12 - check the Phoenix website soon for specifics.
  • Yes, see it!
    Great news! Fantastic show!
  • yay!
    This is wonderful news!

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • If only
    Great news because I missed it the first time. (Now if only the real JP would come back to town...)

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