Festival Stage of Winston-Salem announces 2013-2014 season

Festival Stage of Winston-Salem will return to downtown’s Hanesbrands Theatre for its fourth season in 2013-14, presenting Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” Oct. 18-Nov. 3, “Driving Miss Daisy” Feb. 7-23 and the romantic comedy “Talley’s Folly” May 2-18.

“The three plays in the upcoming season show why the classics become classics,” says Festival Stage Resident Director Steve Umberger, who will direct “Driving Miss Daisy.” “All three are ‘period’ � ‘Yonkers’ and ‘Talley’s’ take place in the 1940s, and ‘Daisy’ takes place from 1948 to 1973. All are good examples of how great plays are timeless and are interesting and relevant regardless of their age.”

The idea of family is core to all three plays � both the family you’re born into and the family you create through relationships with friends, lovers and colleagues,” Umberger said. “And all three are suitable for families to enjoy together.”

The productions will take place at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St. in Winston-Salem. Season ticket packages, gift cards and individual tickets may be ordered by calling 336-747-1414 beginning today.