Amy's View, the 1999 Broadway hit which starred Dame Judy Dench as a London stage actress, comes to Marietta, Georgia's Theatre in the Square Oct. 3-Nov. 11 on the Mainstage. Shannon Eubanks takes the Dench role.
A discussion of the importance of theatre in today's world, Amy's View traces 16 years in the life of Amy and her theatrical legend mother, Esme. When Amy brings home her filmmaker boyfriend, she sparks a battle that drives her apart from her mother and forces her to choose between maternal love and the love of her life. Amy's View was nominated for two 1999 Tony Awards: Best Actress for Dench and Best Supporting Actress for her co-star Samantha Bond.
Playwright Hare has written 22 plays including Plenty, Racing Demon, Skylight, The Judas Kiss, The Blue Room and his solo piece Via Dolorosa, all of which have been produced on Broadway.
A five-time Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award nominee, Eubanks now works in Atlanta where she has played Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation, Kate in Sylvia and Mindy in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Joan Crocker is Amy with Mark Pitt as her boyfriend Dominic, Suzi Bass as Esme's mother Evelyn and Alan Kilpatrick as Esme's neighbor Frank.
Tickets are $20-$30. The Theatre in the Square is located at 11 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta. For reservations, call (770) 422-8369. Theatre in the Square is on the web at http://www.theatreinthesquare.com. — By Christine Ehren