Photo Flash: First Look at Conor McPherson's THE DANCE OF DEATH at A Noise Within
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens this Saturday, October 18, and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, this is the West Coast premiere of the new McPherson adaptation, which had its U.S. premiere earlier this year in Chicago. The cast features Geoff Elliott* as Edgar, Susan Angelo* as Alice, and Eric Curtis Johnson* as Kurt. (*denotes member of Actors' Equity)
Written in 1900, The Dance of Death depicts the dissolution of a marriage between Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress. This couple, married for a quarter century, lives on a remote Nordic island - the ideal setting for feelings of claustrophobia and dysfunction. When Kurt, Alice's cousin arrives in their manipulative marital landscape, the intensity escalates into a deadly battle of wills, with a black comedic edge. Strindberg's mordant yet bracingly funny play about spouses revolting against each another was revolutionary in its brutally honest depiction of marital discord and psychological warfare, and influenced an array of 20th century playwrights, not the least of whom are Edward Albee and John Guare.
Single ticket prices for The Dance of Death start at $40. Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at 626-356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability.
Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz
Susan Angelo as Alice
Geoff Elliott as Edgar and Susan Angelo as Alice
Susan Angelo as Alice (Geoff Elliott as Edgar in background)