PHOTO CALL: New Musical A Room With a View, Starring Kyle Harris, Ephie Aardema and Karen Ziemba
By Krissie Fullerton
06 Mar 2012
Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba stars as Charlotte Bartlett, the overbearing chaperone of Lucy Honeychurch, in the new musical A Room With a View, based on the E.M. Forster novel, getting its world premiere March 2-April 8 by The Old Globe in San Diego.
According to The Old Globe, "Room With a View blends a gorgeous score with the timeless story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film. Amid the golden sunlight and violet-covered hills of Tuscany, sheltered English girl Lucy Honeychurch meets freethinking George Emerson and for the first time glimpses a world of longing and passion she had never imagined. Upon her return to her corseted Edwardian life, Lucy must decide whether to yield to convention or give up everything she has ever known. This enchanting new musical gives a new voice to these unforgettable characters."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.