THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Actor-Writer-Director David Drake Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

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08 May 2013

August: Osage County, original cast

 

"I’ve seen numerous Steppenwolf actors give dazzling performances over the years — John Malkovich in Burn This, Terry Kinney and Lois Smith in Buried Child, Tracy Letts in Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? — but it was the ensemble work in Anna Shapiro's [production] that blew me away. Rarely have I laughed so hard, then, moments later, held my breathe to keep from sobbing, than when I sat in the mezzanine of the Imperial Theatre and experienced this company of actors. The dinner scene alone was one of the most fascinating moments of theater I’ve ever experienced on Broadway."

 

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