Shakespeare Society Hosts "An Evening with Trevor Nunn" Nov. 5

News   Shakespeare Society Hosts "An Evening with Trevor Nunn" Nov. 5 Cast members of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll will be on hand to pay tribute to the work of director Trevor Nunn when the Shakespeare Society hosts "An Evening with Trevor Nunn" Nov. 5.

Tony and Olivier Award winner Trevor Nunn, who is currently represented on Broadway with Rock 'n' Roll, will take part in a 90-minute retrospective and discussion of his career. Nunn is scheduled to speak with David Jones (The Caretaker, Taking Sides) regarding his extensive work directing Shakespeare as well as his experiences serving as director of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre.

Rock 'n' Roll's Sinead Cusack and Olivier winner Rufus Sewell will read selections from Shakespeare during the retrospective, which also includes film clips from Nunn's productions of Macbeth — starring Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench — and The Merchant of Venice starring Henry Goodman.

Also scheduled to be in attendance is Richard Nelson, book writer for Nunn's production of Chess. Patrick Stewart, who is set to headline Macbeth at BAM next February, will be represented in a videotaped greeting.

Trevor Nunn received Tony Awards for his direction of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Les Misérables and Cats on Broadway. His works for Broadway also include Copenhagen, Amy's View, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love, Chess and Closer.

"An Evening with Trevor Nunn" will take place Nov. 5 from 6:30-8 PM at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Tickets are available by calling (212) 772-4448.