Good Bobby, by Brian Lee Franklin, at 59E59's Theater B
59E59 Theater's announce the NYC premiere of Good Bobby by Brian Lee Franklin, opening at 59E59's Theater B on 14 Oct 2009, following previews from 8 Oct and running through to 8 Nov 2009.
Good Bobby recounts the formative adult years of Robert F. Kennedy, one of history's great "what ifs.ï¿½ From his battles with Jimmy Hoffa on the Labor Rackets Committee to his stint as Attorney General to the assassination of his brother President John Kennedy, RFK struggles to find his own voice and step out of the enormous shadows created by a domineering father, a larger-than-life brother and the expectations of a mother who forever believes in the man he ultimately becomes.
Directed by Pierson Blaetz, Good Bobby features Sile Bermingham, Brian Lee Franklin, Joe Hindy, William Mahoney, Paul Marius, Steve Mendillo, Barry Primus and Lisa Richards.
Brian Lee Franklin (playwright/actor) has wrote, acted and directed for the New York, regional, and Los Angeles theatre scene, and is the founder of the Bulldog Theater Company. In the summer of 2007, Franklin wrote, starred in, directed, and edited the short film 'Remembered.' He a lifetime member of the Actors Studio as both an actor and a playwright.
Pierson Blaetz (Director) is co-artistic director and a founding member of Greenway Arts Alliance. He has been a founding member of three other theater projects, The Menï¿½s Project in New York City, Hard City Theatre in Dallas and the Asylum Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Pierson has produced, acted and directed in over 40 productions. His co-producing awards include the 2001 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, an LA Weekly Award and Back Stage Westï¿½s Garland Award for Best Production, 'They Shoot Horses Donï¿½t They?'
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