Reality meets make-believe in Blackfriars Theatre's production of David Mamet's hilarious play, A Life in the Theatre. This classic comedy takes us into the lives of two actors; Robert, a self-important, but insecure theatre veteran, and John, an eager and young up-and comer. Through a series of unrelenting comical scenes, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of theatre.
A Life in the Theatre is an endearing and heartfelt exploration of the drama and pitfalls behind the limelight. "This is a funny and sad look at both the rise of a young actor and the downward spiral of an older actor who is past his prime," says the play's director, David Runzo. "David Mamet has captured, in 26 scenes, several years in the progression of people's lives in the theater. Sometimes hysterically funny and at other times disturbingly sad, this play always keeps your interest. We have two of Rochester's best actors doing some of their best work in years."
A Life in the Theatre is the ideal production for friends and families to enjoy and will be performed at Blackfriars Theatre (795 East Main Street, Rochester 14618) beginning January 25 and running through February 10. Performances are Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday's, January 25, February 1 and 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday's, January 26, February 2 and 9 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday's, January 27, February 3 and 10 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $17-$27 and available in person at Blackfriars Theatre, online at www.blackfriars.org, or by calling 585-454-1260. If available, tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one-hour prior to performance. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday's, noon to 4:00 p.m. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted at no additional charge.
Blackfriars Theatre, a professional, not-for-profit theatre located on Rochester, NY's "Theatre Row is located at 795 East Main Street. Parking is available on site. Handicapped seating is available. For more information regarding Blackfriars Theatre, please visit their website at www.blackfriars.org.