A Cover Story: A Life in the Theatre

PlayBlog   A Cover Story: A Life in the Theatre
Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight star in David Mamet's two-actor play, A Life in the Theatre, which begins previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Sept. 21.

The work is billed as "a behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older, experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage. John at first welcomes Robert’s guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next - a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment."


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