Old Sound Room Lear, Featuring Sophie von Haselberg, Combines Shakespeare With Real-Life Stories From Lillian Booth Home

News   Old Sound Room Lear, Featuring Sophie von Haselberg, Combines Shakespeare With Real-Life Stories From Lillian Booth Home
 
Old Sound Room Lear, the inaugural production of the new theatre company Old Sound Room, begins performances June 14 at HUB Studios. The production runs through June 23.

Sophie von Haselberg
Sophie von Haselberg Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Michael McQuilken, the cast includes Elia Monte-Brown, Dan O’Brien, Laura Gragtmans, Fisher Neal, Adina Verson, Sophie von Haselberg and Brian Wiles.

"An aggressive adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, this production utilizes his words, frenzied movement set to original beat-driven music and new text culled from interviews with residents of the Lillian Booth/Actors Fund Assisted Living Facility," press notes state. "Old Sound Room Lear explores generational division and asks the questions: What do we owe our elders, what might they owe us, and what can we learn from one another?"

The creative team includes Gina Noele Odierno (stage manager) and Jessica Rizzo (dramaturg).

Old Sound Room, founded by 12 colleagues from the Yale School of Drama, makes live experiential performance incorporating music, movement and the dynamic adaptation of classical and modern texts.

Tickets and more information can be found by visiting oldsoundroom.com.

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