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DESIRE A New Play Based On Tennessee Williams’ Short Stories

DESIRE A New Play Based On Tennessee Williams’ Short Stories

The Acting Company has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winners John Guare and Beth Henley along with Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman and David Grimm to celebrate one of America’s greatest wordsmiths. Desire is certain to be a classic for the 21st Century, keeping Tennessee Williams’ words alive and introducing him to new audiences. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one’s life.

Desire will have its world premiere at 59East59 Theater, September 2-October 11. TICKETS:  212.279.4200 or read more

ANNUAL GALA NOVEMBER 9, 2015!

ANNUAL GALA NOVEMBER 9, 2015!

November 9th is the date and Capitale is the place to be as The Acting Company honors PAUL and TOM FONTANA with Joan Warburg Humanitarian Awards and salutes Acting Company Co-Founder and Producer MARGOT HARLEY who is stepping down after 43 years of leadership. For information and tickets contact: gcornez@theactingcompany.org.

Tom Fontana, an Acting Company board member, is a multi- Emmy, Peabody and Humanitas Award winner for his TV writing and producing. Tom founded Stockings With Care, which anonymously provides thousands of Christmas gifts and clothing to children living... read more

MARGOT HARLEY TO STEP DOWN AFTER 43 YEARS

MARGOT HARLEY TO STEP DOWN AFTER 43 YEARS

Margot Harley, who cofounded The Acting Company with John Houseman in 1972, will step down as its Producer effective the end of this year. The Acting Company began with the first graduating class of Juilliard’s Drama Division, which included Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers. “They were classically trained, superbly talented and had worked together for four years,” stated Ms. Harley.

Immediately following graduation, Ms. Harley and Mr. Houseman took their young actors to Saratoga for the summer where they performed a repertory of classic theater to critical... read more

ON STAGE ACROSS AMERICA

Time Warner’s NY1 produced a short piece about The Acting Company’s national tour for their new program On Stage Across America, a monthly TV show dedicated to the vast array of American theater including Broadway, Touring Broadway, Regional Theater and local High School productions from across the country. The program premieres a new episode the first week of each month on TWC Video On Demand, select TWC local channels and online. Click HERE to view their segment on The... read more

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