Euan Morton-Led tHE FILM SOCIETY Opens Tonight at Keen Company
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company opens their 2013 - '14 season tonight with Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed 1989 play The Film Society, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein.
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 begin today, September 10th and 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.
Tickets will be $61.25 (plus a $1.25 Restoration Fee), but a subscription package for both shows of the season is only $80 (plus a $10 service fee) that includes unlimited exchange privileges, invitations to Keen Company readings, and discount on the purchase of Keen's new cast recording of last season's hit Marry Me a Little, as well as discounted tickets to Keen's annual benefit. For subscriptions, call the Subscriber Hotline at 212/560-2185. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale NOW! To purchase individual tickets visit Telecharge.com or call 212/239-6200.
For more information, visit www.keencompany.org.