THE PINTER FESTIVAL at ACT Theatre Announces Casting

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THE PINTER FESTIVAL at ACT Theatre Announces Casting

Seattle's ACT – A Contemporary Theatre announces that the casting and directors for the summer of 2012 Pinter Festival have been finalized. Performances begin in July when eleven actors perform a double-bill of The Dumb Waiter and Celebration, then adding Old Times and No Man's Land to the schedule in August. Distinguished British director Penny Cherns will direct No Man's Land and nationally renowned actors Peter Crook and Frank Corrado appear in multiple productions alongside such Seattle favorites as Anne Allgood, Julie Briskman, Darragh Kennan, Charles Leggett, and more.

The full schedule of events will be released in the coming weeks. Additional programming includes a showcase of Harold Pinter's short and rarely performed sketches to be directed by Jane Kaplan, a series of Pinter's film works, master classes and symposia for emerging artists and students, and much more to round out the celebration.

The Pinter Festival is the result of a multi-year series at ACT, curated and hosted by actor Frank Corrado, titled Pinter Fortnightly, which was presented through the Central Heating Lab. Originally conceived as an experiment to explore works of Harold Pinter with an intimate audience, the trial effort grew into a popular 26-event series over three years, with sold-out crowds and a mass of official 'Pinterian' enthusiasts in Seattle.

CELEBRATION

Director: John Langs

Prue and Julie- Anne Allgood and Julie Briskman

Sonia - Cheyenne Casebier

Lambert - Frank Corrado

Richard - Peter Crook

Russell - Jeffrey Frace

The Waiter - Darragh Kennan

Matt - RAndy Moore

Suki - Mariel Neto

Additional Waitstaff - Benjamin Harris and Charles Leggett

THE DUMB WAITER

Gus - Darragh Kennan

Ben - Charles Leggett

OLD TIMES

Director: Victor Pappas

Anna - Anne Allgood

Kate - Cheyenne Casebier

Deeley - Jeffrey Frace

NO MAN'S LAND

Director: Penny Cherns

Hirst - Frank Corrado

Briggs - Peter Crook

Foster - Benjamin Harris

Spooner - RAndy Moore

Set Design: Robert Dahlstrom

Sound Design: Brendan Patrick Hogan

WHERE: The Falls Theatre at ACT (700 Union St. Seattle 98101)

WHEN: July 20 – August 26, 2012

TICKETS: From $5.00 to $37.50. All events are included in the ACTPass, ACT's $25/month membership program. Celebration and The Dumb Waiter are included as a double-bill in a subscription package.

www.acttheatre.org (206) 292-7676

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