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C.O.A.L Opening @ 59E59

C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), an award winning play by David Brian Colbert and produced by Mary J. Davis and

David Brian Colbert, Jackson Tanner

MBL Productions opened at 59E59 Theaters on Wednesday Mary 11, 2015. The play directed by Craig Baldwin delves into the lies we tell ourselves and others, the lies we tell just to make it through the day. Coal, a singular character, is portrayed by four actors taking on the colorful roles of Man, Woman, Girl, and Boy played respectively by David Brian Colbert, Lisa Bostnar, Mirirai Sithold, and Jackson Tanner. Coal is a charming liar who revisits his life in a small West Virginia town attempting to come to terms with the lies he has told to change the truth.

C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), an award winning play by David Brian Colbert and produced by Mary J. Davis and

David Brian Colbert, Jackson Tanner

MBL Productions opened at 59E59 Theaters on Wednesday Mary 11, 2015. The play directed by Craig Baldwin delves into the lies we tell ourselves and others, the lies we tell just to make it through the day. Coal, a singular character, is portrayed by four actors taking on the colorful roles of Man, Woman, Girl, and Boy played respectively by David Brian Colbert, Lisa Bostnar, Mirirai Sithold, and Jackson Tanner. Coal is a charming liar who revisits his life in a small West Virginia town attempting to come to terms with the lies he has told to change the truth.


Lisa Bostnar, Mirirai Sithole

The design team includes Craig Baldwin (set design); Cory Pattak (lighting design); Elizabeth Caruso (costume design); and Luke Norby (projection design). The stage manager is Katie Kavett.

Running a brisk 90 minutes C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) opened for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. The performance schedule at 59E59 Theaters at 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.

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Lisa Bostnar, Director Craig Baldwin