Kevin Kline Is Coming Home to The Acting Company; New Season Begins Tomorrow

News   Kevin Kline Is Coming Home to The Acting Company; New Season Begins Tomorrow
 
The Acting Company's newly commissioned adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is being presented in repertory with the William Shakespeare classic Macbeth April 1-12 at Off-Broadway’s Pearl Theater.

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Yankee is offered 8 PM April 1, 6:30 PM April 2, 8 PM April 3, 8 PM April 10, 2 and 8 PM April 11 and 3 PM April 12. Show times for Macbeth are 2 PM and 8 PM April 4, 8 PM April 7, 2 PM and 8 PM April 8 and 8 PM April 9.

Kevin Kline will return to his Acting Company roots to talk about Shakespeare following the 8 PM April 8 performance of Macbeth.

The productions mark The Acting Company's seventh tour in association with the Guthrie.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is led by Andy Nogasky as Hank Morgan and Suzy Kohane as Lainie/Sandy with Grant Fletcher Prewitt as Charlie/Clarence, Adam Mondschein as Duff/King Arthur, Ian Gould as Mr. Olzeski/Merlin, Susanna Stahlmann as Carolyn/Morgan LeFay, Gabriel Lawrence as Randy/Sir Kay, Angela Janas as Jill/Guinevere, Joshua David Robinson as Doober/Mordred and Torsten Johnson as Chet/Lancelot.

The Shakespeare company features Gabriel Lawrence as Macbeth and Angela Janas as Lady Macbeth with Suzy Kohane as the Weird Sister; Ian Gould as Duncan, King of Scotland; Torsten Johnson as Malcom, son of Duncan; Adam Mondschein as Macduff, Thane of Fife; Joshua David Robinson as Lennox, Thane of Lennox; Grant Fletcher Prewitt as Banquo, Thane of Lochabar; Andy Nogasky as Banquo, Thane of Lochabar; and Susanna Stahlmann as Fleance. "Our sleek and accessible production of Shakespeare's Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike—the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs," noted its director Devin Brain in an earlier statement. "One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power."

"This is a great pairing of comedy and tragedy – the world’s greatest playwright coupled with America’s most beloved humorist," added Ian Belknap, The Acting Company’s artistic director and director of Connecticut Yankee. "Mark Twain’s satirical tale, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays with Morrie, 'Columbo'), invites us to wander with Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin and Mark Twain himself as they time travel from the 19th Century to 6th Century England's medieval times through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur."

For tickets click here or call (212) 563-9261.

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Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has toured to 48 states and 10 foreign countries presenting more than 130 classic and new works while earning a Tony for Excellence in Theater. Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, David Ogden Stiers, Keith David, Hamish Linklater and Jesse L. Martin began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.

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