Tony winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Titanic) will direct a free reading of the rarely seen Kurt Weill-Alan Jay Lerner musical Love Life December 7 in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Von Der Heyden Studio Theatre at Duke University.
The 7 PM performance will feature students in the Duke University Theater Studies department. Thirty undergraduates have been working on the show in a class with Clark, an artist-in-residence at Duke, and Professor Bradley Rogers.
The 1948 musical Love Life explores the effect of modernization and industrialization on the American family over a period of 150 years. A vaudeville in two parts, the unusual structure of the show alternates scenes chronicling the Cooper family’s progression through successive periods of American history with musical numbers that comment, often sardonically, on the main story.
Clark received the 2005 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, and received three additional Tony nominations for her work in Sister Act, Cinderella, and Gigi. She has taught in numerous universities and conservatories worldwide, including Yale University, Juilliard, and Pace University, where she directed The Light in the Piazza.
Love Life is being presented through special arrangement with the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., and the Alan Jay Lerner Testamentary Trust.
Tickets are free, but must be obtained from the box office by clicking here.