Ophelia's Jump presents ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler

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March 21, 2017

Media Contact: Randy Lopez, randy@opheliasjump.org   







Claremont, CA (MARCH, 21 2017) – Ophelia’s Jump Productions announces the third production of their fifth season with Orphans, the award-winning play by Lyle Kessler. Fresh from their successful run of A Behanding in Spokane by Martin McDonagh, this production will be performed at the Ophelia’s Jump Pop-Up Theatre located at 2114 Porterfield Way in Upland, next door to LAST NAME BREWING.



Broadway and Off Broadway audiences gave this moving drama standing ovations. Orphans has been an international success throughout the world. Albert Finney won the Olivier Award in London’s West End production. Two brothers, Phillip, sensitive, reclusive, never venturing out of his North Philly home, and Treat, a violent pickpocket and thief who kidnaps a mysteriously wealthy businessman who turn the table on the two brothers and in strange, hilarious and moving way, becomes their long lost father figure.


Nominee! 2013 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play 

Nominee! 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play 


"A weird, wonderful thriller filled with suspense, pathos and packing an emotional wallop." 

- WMCA Radio, 1985


"Keeps you transfixed." 

- New York Daily News, 1985


"Bracing energy, dark humor, and tender spirit...Briskly entertaining, deeply affecting" 

- USA Today, 2013


“A testosterone-laden darkly humorous piece" 

- Associated Press, 2013


"Electrifying...Scorching...Making the descent from black comedy into tragedy in a bracing theatrical thrill ride...Wickedly funny one minute and powerfully emotional the next." 

- Hollywood Reporter, 2013


A NEW TEMPORARY location for Ophelia’s Jump:

Ophelia’s Jump continues their search for a permanent home in the area. A Behanding in Spokane will be performed next door to LAST NAME BREWING at 2114 Porterfield Way in Upland. This “temporary home” will allow audience members to visit and enjoy Last Name Brewing prior to experiencing this exciting “Pop-Up” venue.  Audience members are invited to come early to order Food Truck meals and enjoy selections from the award-winning brewery.

  • Title: ORPHANS - By Kyle Kessler
  • Direction: Aly Easton (Ophelia’s Jump Company Member)
  • Featuring: (in alphabetical order)  Garrett Botts, Kadn Fox and Aaron Pyle
  • Location: 2114 Porterfield Way, Upland  (Next door to LAST NAME BREWING)
  • Run: April 7 - 23
  • ORPHANS is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French


Curtain Times:

  • April 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m.
  • April 9 and 23 at 4 p.m.


Ticket prices: $26 General Admission, $23 Students/Seniors, $21 for “Hangry” Artists* (*Bring in program with name in credits)

Online ticketing available at opheliasjump.org. 

Please call 909-734-6565 for tickets and information on group discounts.


About Ophelia’s Jump

Ophelia’s Jump is a theatre company based in Claremont, CA serving the San Gabriel Foothill corridor that focuses on producing highly regarded, award winning works that leave audiences asking questions and discussing big ideas- theatre that invites you to leap into the drama. Awarded “Best Theatre Company” by the IE Weekly for our inaugural season and recently “Non-profit of the Year” by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, our mission is to produce both creative new interpretations of classical and award winning works, and also new works by talented local and regional artists. 


Ophelia’s Jump is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 

Additional information also available at opheliasjump.org 


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Randy Lopez
randy@opheliasjump.org, (909) 380-2753