BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Keen Company's FILM SOCIETY
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company begins its season with Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed 1989 play The Film Society, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the opening night after party and you can check out what the cast had to say below!
Set in a South African school for boys in 1970, The Film Society chronicles the struggle of a young teacher to keep politics out of his extracurricular film club. After the school becomes embroiled in an Apartheid controversy, he must decide whether to support his activist colleague or side with the headmaster who can make or break his career. An early play from the acclaimed author of Other Desert Cities, this is a powerful and witty tale of one man's responsibility in the face of historical change.
Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of The Film Society at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) will continue through October 26th only, with opening night set for October 1st. Euan Morton (Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League award nominee for Taboo) and Roberta Maxwell (Brokeback Mountain) will lead the cast, which also includes Gerry Bamman, David Barlow, Mandy Seigfried.
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