Thursday, August 26, 2010

Theater Thursday

Two pieces of info I found on line today that seem very exciting (at least to me). I WISH that I could see Christopher Lloyd in Death of a Salesman! It is one of my favorite plays and I can only imagine how fantastic he will be in it. If you are in VT I hope you get to see this. It is such an emotional and moving story!! If not, buy the play and read it. It's such a great read. Plays are a really interesting form of literature and the thing that I really love about them is that when they are turned into performances/plays/movies, they are usually exactly how you pictured and imagined them. They don't change things the way they do when they convert a book into a movie so the experience is close to what you felt when you read the words on the page. It would be nice to see Kevin Spacey in Richard the III as well. It would be nice to see Kevin Spacey in ANYTHING.

Kevin Spacey to Star in Richard III at BAM; Sam Mendes to Direct
By Andrew Gans
26 Aug 2010 
Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, who is currently the artistic director of London's Old Vic, will play the title role in William Shakespeare'sRichard III in 2012, according to the New York Times.

Part of the final season of the Bridge Project, the theatrical collaboration among the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Old Vic and the British production company Neal Street, Richard III will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2012. Performances are scheduled for February-April 2012 at the BAM Harvey Theater.
Oscar winner Sam Mendes will direct Spacey in the Shakespeare classic. Mendes previously directed Spacey in the award-winning film "American Beauty."
Following the Brooklyn run, Richard III will play a short international tour before arriving at the Old Vic in May 2012 for a four-month run. A longer international tour will then follow the London engagement.
The Bridge Project kicked off in 2009. Among its previous productions are stagings of The Tempest, Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard and As You like It.

Christopher Lloyd Is Willy Loman in Vermont Death of a Salesman Starting Aug. 26
By Andrew Gans
26 Aug 2010 
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
Photo by Hubert Schriebl

Stage and screen star Christopher Lloyd — best known for his work on the acclaimed TV series "Taxi" — plays the ill-fated Willy Loman in the Weston Playhouse's production of the classic Arthur Miller drama Death of a Salesman, which begins performances Aug. 26.
Directed by Steve Stettler, the production will play the Vermont venue through Sept. 11.
The cast also features Nathan Darrow as Happy, Markus Potter as Biff, Matt R. Harrington as Bernard, Munson Hicks as Charley, Philip Kerr as Uncle Ben, David Bonanno as Howard/Stanley, Amy Van Nostrand as Linda Loman, Brandy Zarle as The Woman, Elizabeth Morton as Jenny/Letta and Beth Hylton as Miss Forsythe.

Death of a Salesman, according to the Weston, is "the powerful, heartbreaking story of a traveling salesman fighting changing times while struggling for one last chance to capture the American Dream for his family."
The production has scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, lighting design by Stuart Duke and costume design by Kirche Leigh Zeile.
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  1. I love the theater too! You're right, our tastes in the arts are very similar. We're seeing Othello at the Shakespeare Festival this weekend and I can hardly wait. A couple years ago we saw a play at a small contemporary theater here in Boise that knocked my head clean off - The Pavillion. Holy moly. I will never forget that play.

  2. The Pavillion...will have to look into that one. Othello should be awesome, can't go wrong with that one at a Shakespeare Festival. Enjoy, can't wait to hear how it was! :-)

  3. Hey Mel!! *waves frantically* This is not about theatre - I just finished Mockingjay!!!!! Totally awesome. I don't think I've ever read a play - well except for Shakespeare, but he doesn't count because everyone has to read him. Oh, I suppose I probably read some dorky things in high school, but that's about it. Am I showing my midwest stripes now? Prbly. If I ever go to NYC, I'm going to hunt you down and make you come with me to all the fancy broadway plays. :) You will, won't you? Ok, good.

    Later, sweetie. <3

  4. Oh Angie, if you come to NY I will totally take you to a show (or two) and to some museums and all that is awesome in NY! Come! Come! Come!!!!!

    Can you believe I haven't gotten Mockingjay yet??? I'm still avoiding all things Mockingjay related on the net and blogs hoping it won't be ruined for me. Will try to pick up a copy today at Walmart, or Target, or Barnes and Nobles if I can get over to the mall today.


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