Theatre Rhinoceros Presents THE HABIT OF ART: A VERY BRITISH COMEDY, Now thru 4/13
Theatre Rhinoceros presents The Habit of Art: A Very British Comedy by Alan Bennett (The History Boys) and directed by John Fisher. The production will only be in San Francisco for a limited engagement, opening tonight, March 27 and closing April 13.
Tickets are $15 - $35 and are available at http://www.therhino.org/buy.htm or 1-866-811-4111. (Previews are pay-what-you-wish.)
The Habit of Art - Alan Bennett's new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.
The seven character play features Tamar Cohn (Kay), Donald Currie (W. H. Auden), Michael DeMartini (Neil), John Fisher (Benjamin Britten), Justin Lucas (Stuart), Craig Souza (Carpenter) and Kathryn Wood (George.)
Photo Credit: Kent Taylor