Keir Dullea Returns to the Stage in I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER at Theatre Row, 3/23 - 5/1
Keir Dullea will make his long-awaited return to the stage in Robert Anderson's I Never Sang for My Father, presented by the Keen Company in association with Wiltsie Bridge Productions, at Theatre Row from March 23 - May 1. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, I Never Sang for My Father marks the second Anderson play presented by Keen, following the success of its 2007 critically acclaimed production of Tea & Sympathy. Actors Matt Servitto and Marsha Mason will join Dullea on stage for the production.
I Never Sang for My Father explores one son's struggle to balance his own happiness with the needs of his aging parents, and his yearning for a closer relationship with the father he cannot change. Gene Garrsion is a grown man with a successful career, but when his parents arrive for a visit, he finds himself in that awkward position of feeling like a child again. When tragedy strikes, Gene is forced to examine his responsibility to himself and his family in new ways. A complex portrait of a family in flux, this moving work by Robert Anderson explores what it means to be a man and a son at the same time.
Actor Keir Dullea is perhaps best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman in the 1968 film 2001, A Space Odyssey and in the 1984 sequel 2010, The Year We Make Contact. Dullea made his film debut in 1961's Hoodlum Priest, in which he played a juvenile delinquent. He played a number of emotionally disturbed youths in films such as David and Lisa (1962), the first screen adaptation of James Jones' The Thin Red Line (1964) and Bunny Lake is Missing (1965), as well as on television in shows such as "Naked City," a police drama about New York City, "The Eleventh Hour," a medical drama about psychiatry, and "Channing," a drama about life on a college campus starring Jason Evers and Henry Jones. He appeared with John Huston in the movie De Sade (1969), playing the title role (the Marquis de Sade), and with Anne Heywood and Sandy Dennis in the 1967 film The Fox.
Dullea's first Broadway appearance was in 1967 in Dr. Cook's Garden with Burl Ives. Two years later he starred in the 1969 hit Broadway comedy Butterflies Are Free alongside Blythe Danner, a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1974) and the 1975 Broadway play, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead! followed. In 1983, he co-founded the Theater Artists Workshop of Westport alongside his wife Susie Fuller.
Four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason recently appeared on Broadway in Impressionism and Steel Magnolias, and Off-Broadway in A Feminine Ending at Playwrights Horizons. Keir Dullea is perhaps best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman in the 1968 film 2001, A Space Odyssey and in the 1984 sequel 2010, The Year We Make Contact. Matt Servitto played FBI Agent Dwight Harris on HBO's "The Sopranos," a role for which he won SAG Awards in 1999 and 2007.
Last seen on the Keen stage in Tina Howe's Museum, Matt Servitto is best known for his role as FBI Agent Dwight Harris on HBO's "The Sopranos," a role for which he won SAG Awards in 1999 and 2007. He spent three seasons portraying "Don-Don" on the Peabody Award-winning show "Brotherhood" on Showtime and made numerous guest appearances on all the various incarnations of "Law & Order" as well as "Ed," "Sex and the City," "Hack" and most recently on "The Good Wife." Matt spent 6 years in daytime TV-most notably as "Trask Bodine" on ABC's "All My Children" and "Det. Nick Manzo" on "One Life To Live." Theater credits include Magic Hands Freddy at Soho Playhouse, Rocket to The Moon at Soho Rep and John Guare's Lydie Breeze at New York Theater Workshop. Two John Patrick Shanley plays: Psychopathia Sexualis at The Mark Taper Forum and Cellini and NY Stage and Film. On film he was most recently in "Going the Distance" as Drew Barrymore's boss as well Disney's Enchanted, No Reservations, Hitch and Woody Allen's Melinda & Melinda. He played opposite Jane Lynch in I Do and I Don't, which won best comedy at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, and Big Fan, in competition at 2009's Sundance Film Festival and in theaters this past fall. Matt is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he won the Princess Grace Award for "Excellence in Theater." He presently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife Annie and his three children.
I Never Sang for My Father by Richard Anderson, presented by the Keen Company in association with Wiltsie Bridge Productions, will run March 23 - May 1 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are available through TicketCentral.com or by calling (212) 279-4200. For more info, visit www.KeenCompany.org.