SEATTLE -- Stage and screen star Claire Bloom brings her one-woman show, Enter The Actress to the Falls Theatre at A Contemporary Theatre for 4 performances, Apr. 16-19.
Enter The Actress offers an entertaining and insightful look into the role of women throughout the history of theatre. Ranging from the Elizabethan era when boys took the women's roles through to more contemporary times, Bloom's work also pay homage to some of the great actresses, recreating their famous monologues.
Bloom's own stage career began auspiciously at age 17, playing Ophelia to Paul Scofield's Hamlet at Stratford-upon-Avon. Her early stage work in London included The Lady's Not For Burning opposite Richard Burton, directed by John Gielgud, and in Jean Anouilh's Ring Round The Moon, directed by Peter Brook. Her many acclaimed films include Look Back In Anger, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Limelight opposite Charlie Chaplin, A Doll's House, and two recent Woody Allen films Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Mighty Aphrodite. Broadway audiences have applauded her work in Vivat! Vivat! Regina, Rashomon, and Hedda Gabler. She has also written two autobiographies, Limelight and After, and the recent Leaving A Doll's House.
Performances are Thurs, Fri and Sat Apr. 16-18 at 8 PM and Sun Apr. 19 at 2 PM. ACT is located at 700 Union St., downtown Seattle. For tickets ($30) call (206) 292-7676.
-- By David-Edward Hughes