'Home' at the Florence Gould Hall

The Actors Theatre Company presents Home, by David Storey, playing at the Florence Gould Hall from the 12 -14 Mar.

Home, by David Storey, won the 1970 New York Critics and the 1971 London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play of the Year, this The play begins with a conversation in a park between Harry and Jack, two seemingly respectable middle-class gentlemen, and culminates in several startling revelations.

John Geilgud and Ralph Richardson originated the roles in London and reprised their performances in the 1971 Broadway production which received five Tony nominations, including Best Play.

Home is directed by Scott Alan Evans with a cast that includes TACT company members: Cynthia Darlow, Delphi Harrington, Simon Jones and Larry Keith, as well as guest artist Ron McClary. The production team includes Mary Louise Geiger (Lighting Design), and John Slover (Original Music). Jenny Noterman will serve as Production Stage Manager.

David Storey was born in 1933 in Yorkshire, England and is widely known as both a novelist and playwright. He began writing novels and saw his first published work, 'The Sporting Life' (1960) adapted into a film starring Richard Harris. Storey�s first play, 'The Restoration of Arnold Middleton', won the Evening Standard Award for "Most Promising Playwright," followed by 'The Contractor' (1969), 'Home' (1970) and 'The Changing Room' (1972), all of which won New York Critics Best Play of the Year Award.

Home is considered Storey's simplest and most opaque play. Since much of the action is subtle and the subtext rife with complexities, it was immediately compared to Pinter and Beckett at its New York premiere at the Morosco Theatre on November 17, 1970. Despite glowing reviews and critical attention, the production ran only 110 times on Broadway.

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