Seattle's Intiman Theatre opens its revival of Tom Stoppard's play, The Real Thing May 10. Performances began May 5 for a run through June 3. This inaugural production for the Intiman's Season 2000 is directed by Daniel Fish.
In The Real Thing, the real thing -- aka love -- is explored through successful playwright Henry, who always has the right words for his often adulterous characters, but can't seem to find them again when his own relationships turn sour and complicate. The Real Thing, now in revival on Broadway, received 7 Tony Award nominations in its original 1984 run (its stars included Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close). The revival scored five with its current Broadway run. Stoppard also penned the Tony Award winners Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Travesties.
James McDonnell stars as Henry. Also in the cast are Terry Alexander (Max), Jacob M. Fishel (Billy), Gail Grate (Charlotte), Kelland Lindsey (Brodie), Jen Taylor (Debbie) and Laurie Williams (Annie).
The design team includes Kalara Zieglerova (sets), Deb Trout (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting) and Stephen LeGrand (sound). Michael Paul is the stage manager.
Tickets are $42-$23.50. The Intiman Theatre is located at 201 Mercer Street. For tickets, call the box office at (206) 269-1900. The Intiman Theatre is on the web at http://www.seattlesquare.com/Intiman.