The Seeing Place Theater Group Presents LOOK BACK IN ANGER 10/13-10/30
Picture an unforgettable story of a group of starving artists and friends, who, despite poverty and other roadblocks, learn to find their voices, bring a universal message of wondrous theater to a new generation. The Seeing Place Theater Group not since the 1930's Group Theater, started by Lee Strasburg, Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford has theater been presented as the Seeing Place Theater has done, also intended as a base for the kind of theater they and their colleagues believe in a forceful, naturalistic and highly disciplined artistry. The company includes actors, directors, playwrights, and producers. The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. Working to create a pure ensemble, committed to impactful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age. Theater Productions with an edge, a message and purpose, stories such as Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and now the John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, October 13 - 30, Wed-Sat @ 8pm, Sat Matinees @ 2pm at ATA's Sargent Theater, 314 West 54th St. 4th floor. $18 General Admission, $15 Students & Seniors. www.smarttix.com 212-868-4444
Look Back in Anger is set in 1956. Jimmy Porter (BranDon Walker), a well-educated man, ekes out a living running a sweet stall and spends his free time railing against the class system, which he believes has sucked the life out of living. His wife, Alison (Anna Marie Sell) is pregnant, but has not yet broken the news to Jimmy. Their neighbor, Cliff (Adam Reich), has developed a growing interest in Alison and spends most of his time in their attic flat in the English Midlands. Alison invites her childhood friend, Helena (Keenan Caldwell), to stay with them even though Jimmy can't stand her.
Jimmy knows something is wrong and, although Cliff does his best to keep the peace, tensions in the household escalate. As Alison tries to decide what to do about the baby, Helena enlists the help of the Alison's family-and even the church-to pry her loose from Jimmy, who steps further into his role as the original Angry Young Man every minute. Alison's father (Rick Delaney) comes to take his daughter away while Jimmy is out of town, comforting his surrogate mother on her deathbed. Jimmy comes home to find Helena waiting with baited breath, and all hell breaks loose.
About The Seeing Place Theater Group
THE SEEING PLACE is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age. Beginning in the fall of 2009, The Seeing Place has presented Keith Bunin's The Credeaux Canvas, Hogan Gorman's Hot Cripple, the World Premiere of BranDon Walker's When We Have Gone Astray, and Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty.
Keenan Caldwell - Helena Charles
New York: Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? (Intravenous Theatre);Wild Dogs (Maieutic Theatre Works). Regional: Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific (Heritage Rep); Secret Garden, Outward Bound (Dogwood Dell); Waiting for the Parade, Cloud 9 (Helms Theatre - Irene Award Nom.); Mystery of Edwin Drood (Culbreath Theatre); Nina in the Morning, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Virginia Theatre Lab), Wit, The Importance of Being Earnest (Spectrum Theatre).
Rick Delaney - Colonel Redfern
New York: Tombstone, Comedy of Errors, and Merchant of Venice (Inwood); Scenes from the SI Ferry, Flies in the Snuffbox (MITF); 2 on the Aisle, 3 in a Van (NYC Fringe). Regional: The Price (12 Miles West); The Mystery of Irma Vep, Laramie Project Epilogue (Dreamcatcher Rep); Ruby Sunrise, Omnium Gatherum, Psycho Beach Party, Fully Committed (Theater Project).
Reesa Graham - Seeing Place Literary Manager - Director
New York: Waiting for Lefty (The Seeing Place), All's Well That Ends Well, Cymbeline (BareShakespeare). Regional: The Woolgatherer, Oleanna, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, Triptych (Get the Gun Productions). She has studied with Jose Quintero, Marshall Mason, and worked closely with Lanford Wilson at the Albee New Playwrights Festival.
Christopher Michael Ham - Lighting Designer
New York: The Credeaux Canvas (The Seeing Place); Lemonade: A Play of World Domination (NYC Fringe); Road Trips (Tree Theatre); Stones in His Pockets (Kids and Dreamers); SONY and HASBRO trade shows. Regional: Diaries of Adam and Eve, Tuesday's with Morrie, Driving Miss Daisy, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Sleuth, Stones in His Pockets (Wayside Theatre).
Adam Reich - Cliff Lewis
New York: The Tempest (The Public); Fools In Love (BAM Harvey Theater); Miss Julie (Cherry Lane); High School Musical (New World Stages); Four Dogs and a Bone (La Flamboyan); The Secret of Our Souls (Minetta Lane); La Ronde, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Manhattan Theater Source); Talk Therapy (Abingdon); Sheep's Milk on the Boil (Irish Arts); Waiting for Lefty (The Seeing Place).
Anna Marie Sell - Seeing Place Associate Artistic Director - Alison Porter
New York: Waiting for Lefty, The Credeaux Canvas (The Seeing Place); The Tamer Tamed (Misfit Toys); Timor Mortis (Conflict of Interest); Bathory: A New Musical (D3 productions), Merchant Of Venice (Inwood Shakespeare). Regional: Cyrano de Bergerac (ASC); Sound of Music, Pippin (Cumberland Theater); Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Nunsense Jamboree, Shadow of the Raven (Wayside); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Anne of Green Gables, Henry V, Alice in Wonderland (Barter).
BranDon Walker - Seeing Place Founding Artistic Director - Jimmy Porter
New York: Waiting for Lefty, The Credeaux Canvas, When We Have Gone Astray (The Seeing Place). Regional: West of the 5 (La Jolla Playhouse); Androcles and the Lion (Old Globe); And A Nightingale Sang (Barnstormers); Moon for the Misbegotten (North Coast Rep); Christmas Carol (Sierra Rep); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Playboy of the Western World (New Village Arts); Marat/Sade (ion Theater); Dog Act (Moxie Theatre); This Is Our Youth (Life Out Loud); Hamlet, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet (Poor Players).
Lillian Wright - Seeing Place Managing Director - Production Designer
New York: The Credeaux Canvas, Hot Cripple, When We Have Gone Astray, Waiting for Lefty (The Seeing Place); Secret Agenda of Trees (Push Productions); Comedy of Errors, Parking Lot Lonely Heart (Boomerang), Your Lithopedian (The Brick). Regional: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Julius Caesar (ASC); The Heiress, The Crucible, The Seagull, Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Playboy of the Western World (Hubbard Hall).