The Acting Company announces play titles for the 16/17 season of the John McDonald Salon Reading series. The series will kick off with Noël Coward's Design for Living directed by Maria Aitken, featuring Rufus Collins, Francesca Faridany, Liam Forde, Adam Green, Mary Lou Rosato, Michele Tauber, Auden Thornton, and James Waterston (December 12), and continue with Karel Capek's R.U.R. directed by Dana Ivey (February 13), Marcus Gardley's The Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes or The Gospel of Tartuffe (March 20), Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse directed by Artistic Director Ian Belknap (April 24), Meg Miroshnik's Lady Tattoo directed by Associate Artistic Director Devin Brain (May 15). Tickets are ON SALE now for all readings, which will take place at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project on Bleecker Street. Individual tickets are $35, and 5-play subscription is $140. Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets online. Phone orders may also be placed by calling The Acting Company at 212-258-3111.
As part of the company's tour, The Acting Company will perform at the New Victory Theater in NYC March 17-26: the New York premiere of Marcus Gardley’s X about the assassination of Malcolm X, to be directed by Artistic Director Ian Belknap, and run in repertory with William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, to be directed by Devin Brain.... Read More
Highlights from News in Olean Times Herald
by Tom Dinki Nov. 3, 2016
OLEAN — Tom Alan Robbins stood on the Olean High School auditorium stage Wednesday in front of several dozen students as they sang “Wells Fargo Wagon,” part of “The Music Man,” a production they’ll put on next week.
Robbins led the way, dancing along with students, telling them where to look and offering tips he learned from his years on Broadway in productions like “The Lion King.” Make some kind of hand gesture before starting to sing so the audience knows where to look, he told the students with solo lines.
“I see things I’ve done with them and they’re able to hold onto them, and the next time they do the scene you can see it's come a further distance than it was the last time they did it,” Robbins said. “It’s great to see that growth.”
The OHS auditorium was infused with a little bit of Broadway this week, as Robbins and his wife Leslie Geraci, both members of The Acting Company, spent time advising students on acting, singing, dancing, poetry and Shakespeare. The couple were brought to OHS with a grant through the school’s Liberty Partnerships Program.... Read More