Yankee Tavern

April 29th, 30th & May 6th, 7th & May 12th, 13th, 14th 2016 at the Carriage House Theater

Directed by Aaron Odom

A guy walks into a bar and orders two beers, one for himself and one for his absent buddy. Yes, it sounds like the set-up for a joke, but with his chilling new play, YANKEE TAVERN, the prolific Steven Dietz has something darker and more sobering in mind. Dietz is a master of smart dialogue and wily storytelling. He draws us in with characters that intrigue, but the stories they spin can do a number on our beliefs and leave us shattered. The American theater has a rich tradition of barroom plays, of which YANKEE TAVERN now becomes a part. Here’s a toast to Dietz and his play, which should work its way through the nation’s new play network with the staying power of a juicy conspiracy theory.”