The Mirror Repertory Company begins repertory season at the Arclight
The Mirror Repertory Company will premiere three plays in repertoire at the Arclight Theatre. Do Not Go Gentle leads the season, with two other productions to be played in rep alongside it.
Do Not Go Gentle, written and directed by Leon Powell, explores Dylan Thomas' addiction to booze, bawds, and that most potent drug of all: fame. It further explores Dylan's masochistic obsession with Shakespeare's writings.
(At the Arclight Theatre from the 22 Apr - 13 Jun 2005)
The play stars actor Geraint Wyn Davies as the booze addicted Dylan Thomas. Mr Davies was recently seen in New York as 'Edmund' in Lincoln Center's production of 'King Lear', which starred Christopher Plummer. He also recently played 'Cyrano de Bergerac' for the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, for which he was nominated for the Helen Hayes award.
The Mirror Repertory Company has scheduled two other productions to be played in rep with Do Not Go Gentle:
Lilia!, which tells the story of Lilia Skala, the talented actress made famous by her Academy Award nominated turn in Lilies in the Field, as told through the eyes of her granddaughter, playwright and actress Libby Skala. The play tells of Lilia's life as she grew to prominence as an actress in Austria, fleeing the Third Reich, and her arrival in America, where the only work she could find was in a zipper factory in New York, and finally found her way to her beloved profession on stage and in film.
(At the Arclight Theatre from the 23 Apr - 17 May 2005)
Clurman Harold Clurman is known as 'The Elder Statesman of American Theater', and this one-man play has been written and will be played by Ronald Rand, a former student of Clurman's who resurrects the famous theatrical jack-of-all-trades and revered critic and teacher for one last lesson on passion. The play examines Harold's rise from the lower East Side of Manhattan, to his education in Paris, his initiation into theater at the Provincetown Playhouse, and his founding of the Group Theater with friend Lee Strasberg and future wife Stella.
(At the Arclight Theatre from the 24 Apr - 21 May 2005)
Do Not Go Gentle will play six performances a week in rep with two performances of Lilia! and two performances of Clurman.