A Mix of Fact & Fiction in Drama About Man Who Shot Billy the Kid

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Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to kick-off its second season in its new home with Lee Blessing’s The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid will star RLTP Ensemble members David Mitchell and Peter Palmisano alongside Victor Morales and Patrick Cameron under the direction of RLTP Artistic Director Scott Behrend. The production team includes RLTP Ensemble members Dyan Burlingame (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography) with Diane Jones (props master). The production is proudly supported by The Hahn Scott Klein Gates Gandolfo Group of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Synopsis: “The West is what you make of it. Outside of that it doesn't exist.” So says Ash Upson to Pat Garrett after he arrives unexpectedly at Garrett’s failing ranch in Las Cruces. Decades after the deed, Garrett is living out his life as “The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid”. Or is he? When Upson confronts him with an audacious proposition and a very much alive Billy the Kid, Garrett must decide what to make of his past memories and, more importantly, his future legacy; if Billy the Kid is alive, then who is Pat Garrett? With creativity and skill, this tantalizing “what-if” scenario blends fact and fiction in a drama that is at times both funny and unnerving as it first questions and then deconstructs our personal and cultural myth-making.

The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid opens Thursday, September 12 and runs through Sunday October 6, at the Road Less Traveled Theater at 456 Main Street. Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Tickets are $39 general admission plus $5 students (Mighty Taco Student Thursday) $25 students (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Mighty Taco Student Thursday dates: September 19, 26 & October 3 ($5 student tickets available for purchase at door only w/valid ID). Tickets can be ordered online at www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance. Advance purchase is suggested.

New Patron Amenities:
· Complimentary Valet Parking! Show your Road Less Traveled Theater ticket, eticket, or ticket confirmation to the Hilton Garden Inn parking attendant (across the street) and enjoy Complimentary Valet Parking. (RLTP is the only theater in town to offer complimentary valet!)
· Dine at Hilton Garden Inn Grille prior to a performance and receive 20% off your dinner bill (excluding alcohol, must show theater ticket)!


The NEW Road Less Traveled Theater
Located at 456 Main Street, the new Road Less Traveled Theater is located near Lafayette Square and offers plenty of amenities including an enhanced theater experience with a lobby bar, intimate stadium theater seating, and bathrooms all located on the first floor. The new venue is located within area neighborhood restaurants such as Raclette’s, Casa di Pizza, Tappo, Big Ditch and more! Plenty of area ramp parking and street include Mohawk, Lafayette, and Court streets. The Lafayette streetcar stop is also located directly in front of the Road Less Traveled Theater entrance.

Music, Family and History in the Forefront at the Close of RLTP’s 2018/19 Season

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will close its 2018/19 season with The Undeniable Sound of Right Now by Laura Eason. The Undeniable Sound of Right Now will star RLTP Ensemble member Peter Palmisano alongside Diane DiBernardo, Christine Turturro, Johnny Barden, Jeffrey Coyle and Nick Stevens under the direction of Ensemble member David Oliver.  The production team includes Dyan Burlingame (set design), John Rickus (light design), Maura Price (costume design/props), and Katie Menke (sound design).

Synopsis: Since 1967, Hank’s bar has been home to the biggest up-and-coming bands from The Clash to Nirvana in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Chicago. It’s 1992, and gentrification has hit Hank with higher-rents and new fads in fashion and music. If Hank’s to save his bar, he may have to let his daughter turn it in to a Rave nightclub where music is spun by DJ’s instead of being played by musicians. Hank would rather die, but is he willing to let his life’s work die, too? 

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now opens Friday, April 26 and runs through Sunday May 19, at the Road Less Traveled Theater at 456 Main Street.Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Tickets are $38 general admission plus $5 students (Mighty Taco Student Thursday) $22 students (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Mighty Taco Student Thursday dates: April 25, May 2, 9, 16 ($5 student tickets available for purchase at door only w/valid ID). Tickets can be ordered online at www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance.  Advance purchase is suggested.