Undermain Theatre, through special arrangement with Wixen Music Publishing, is pleased to announce the return of its production of Neil Young’s
Greendale to Dallas after performances at this summer’s Ice Factory presented by Soho Think Tank at the Ohio Theatre
in New York City. Neil Young’s Greendale, which was adapted for the stage by Bruce DuBose, will be performed Sept.
10-Oct. 4 at Undermain’s Dallas location in historic Deep Ellum.
Neil Young’s Greendale, the rock
opera by the legendary singer - songwriter was adapted for the stage by Undermain Theatre and opened in Dallas this Spring
before going to New York City this Summer. This song cycle has been compared to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Sherwood
Anderson’s Winesberg Ohio as a portrait of the changing face of small town America. Performed with a live
band and sung by an ensemble cast, Greendale explores the lives of three generations of the Green family through themes ranging
from corruption to mass media consolidation to environmentalism.
The production is performed by a live band composed of lead guitarist Kenny Withrow of New Bohemians. Paul Semrad of Course
of Empire on bass, and Grammy winning drummer Alan Emert, of Brave Combo. Undermain Theatre’s artistic Director Katherine
The cast is Bruce DuBose, Newton Pittman, Shannon Kearns-Simmons, Stefanie Tovar, Ian Sinclair, Jonathan Brooks, Marjorie
Hayes, Richard Rollin, Ashley Randall. Designers are Giva Taylor and Rhonda Gorman, costumes; Steve Woods, lighting; and Robert
Undermain Theatre performances are Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are Wed
and Thurs $15, Fri $20, and Sat $25. Undermain is located at 3200 Main Street at Murray Street in Deep Ellum. Discounts
are available for seniors, students and KERA members. Call 214.747.5515 or visit www.undermain.org. For press information:
Lisa Taylor, 214-943-1099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“…Greendale is an overwhelming experience, musically and theatrically.”-Lawson Taitte, The
Dallas Morning News
“As presented by the Undermain Theatre, Neil Young’s Greendale is a hellacious piece of rock ‘n’
roll… This baby kicks; you’re not likely to hear a livelier performance in any area theater.”-Jerome Weeks,
KERA 90.1 FM
“Undermain Theatre’s performance of Neil Young’s Greendale takes the rock opera close to its source:
the sonic undercurrent in every small town… becoming a strange intersection of American dreams, sonic highways, and
melodic bridges reminiscent of Wilder’s “Our Town.”- Cheryl Anderson, Edge Dallas
“The dense, driving sound goes right through the audience and makes for a terrific night of music and theater.”
-Martha Heimberg, Turtle Creek News