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Press Contact: Ben Thietje 612-810-5111


New Prague’s professional theatre company begins rehearsals for its opening production

MAY 9th, 2013 – In less than one month, DalekoArts will open its inaugural season with one of Neil Simon’s most popular plays, The Odd Couple. The production will feature a strong cast of professional Twin Cities actors, including New Prague native, Ben Thietje as “Felix Ungar,” and E.J. Subkoviak as “Oscar Madison.” DalekoArts Co-Artistic Director, Amanda White, will head up the production as Director. “This show is a dynamite combination of great comedic actors, a terrific and time-tested script, and a team of designers who understand how to create the world Neil Simon imagined,” said White. “I'm honored and proud to share it, and I know the rest of the team can't wait to step onstage in New Prague.” The show will be performed only six times over the course of two weeks, opening on Friday, June 7th and closing on Sunday, June 16th. All shows in this year’s DalekoArts season will be performed at the New Prague Middle School. “I couldn’t be more excited for this,” said Thietje. “After hearing these hilarious actors read through the script, I can assure you that this is one you are not going to want to miss.” Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling 952-314-9077 or visiting ###

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Amanda White Co-Artistic Director

Ben Thietje Co-Artistic Director

602 7th St NE, New Prague, MN 56071 952-314-9077 |


FACT SHEET WHO: DalekoArts Written by Neil Simon Performed by Christine Karki, Tom Karki, Patrick Kozicky, Ryan Nelson, Erin Sheppard, E.J. Subkoviak, Brent Teclaw, and Ben Thietje Designed by Darren Hensel (sets), Matt McNabb (lighting), Stacey Palmer (costumes), Abbee Warmboe (props) Stage Managed by Mark Tietz Directed by Amanda White WHAT: WHERE: WHEN: DalekoArts presents its opening production of the 2013 inaugural season with a two-week engagement of Neil Simon’s famous play, The Odd Couple. New Prague Middle School – 721 Central Ave N, New Prague, MN 56071 SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY: June 7-16, 2013 § § § § § § HOW MUCH: Friday, June 7 @ 7:30 PM Saturday, June 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 9 @ 2:00 PM Friday, June 14 @ 7:30 PM Saturday, June 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 16 @ 2:00 PM

$12 - $15 (subject to change) Discounts: - 10% off Season Subscription - 15% off groups of 10 or more

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