Miles Mykkanen stars in the first play of his career
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Friday, July 14, 2023, 7:30PM
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Emberlight’s 2023 season features our first full theatrical production — Buyer & Cellar, an acclaimed one-man play by Jonathan Tolins. The deliciously witty story follows Alex, an out-of-work, aspiring actor hired for a mysterious job at the home of the legendary Barbra Streisand. As he begins his job, Alex falls deeper into the rabbit hole of fame and celebrity when he meets and befriends the great lady herself. Directed by Colton Pometta and starring Emberlight Artistic Director Miles Mykkanen, Buyer & Cellar examines life and work relationships on opposite sides of the red carpet.

Buyer & Cellar premiered at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City on April 2, 2013 with Michael Urie. The New York Times called the play a “seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy” and Entertainment Weekly raved, “Hilarious! Beyond brilliant.”


There are two ways to attend Buyer & Cellar: Purchasing individual tickets or buying one of our season passes.  Our passes offer the biggest discounts of the season!

Individual tickets go on sale March 15

Festival Passes

All Access Pass

Includes tickets to all 10  EIFF film screenings, in addition to our four Main Stage productions this summer — Buyer & Cellar starring Miles Mykkanen, Characters, Ann Toomey in Recital, and Emberlight’s season grand finale Showstoppers

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Main Stage Pass

Includes Gold Tier seating to Buyer & CellarCharactersAnn Toomey in Recital, and Showstoppers

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All passes include a 2023 Souvenir Program and invitations to private champagne receptions

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Miles Mykkanen
Alex More
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Colton Pometta
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Jonathan Tolins
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We are committed to the health and safety of our community. As plans progress for our 2023 "Essence of the Artist" season, we will continue to monitor the national and state health guidelines. We will update this page so you know what to expect when visiting the Emberlight Festival.