Andrew Garfield Makes Stage Return in Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN
Punchdrunk and National Theatre co-production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable just welcomed Tony nominee Andrew Garfield for a special cameo at a recent performance. Garfield, who was in London to promote 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' surprised the audience, appearing in the ensemble.
Garfield received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for his breakout performance as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network. His other film credits include Lions for Lambs, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and Never Let Me Go. TV credits include "Doctor Who," "Freezing," "Bash," "Red Riding". Garfield has appeared on stage in England with the Royal National Theatre, Soho Theatre Company and Manchester Royal Exchange. In 2012 he erned a Tony nomination for his performance in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. He currently leads the SPIDER-MAN franchise.
Amidst the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles, stands Temple Studios - a crumbling monument to the golden age of film, seducing wide-eyed dreamers with the promise of wealth and fame. Here, movie stars mingle with hungry young upstarts, while beyond the gates lies a forgotten hinterland where the many rejected by the studio system scratch out a living.
Inspired by Georg Büchner's fractured masterpieceWoyzeck, The Drowned Man explores the darkness of the Hollywood dream. Celluloid fantasy meets desperate reality, and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world.
Punchdrunk is the internationally acclaimed theatre company whose previous award-winning productions includeFaust, The Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228, The Duchess of Malfi, Sleep No More (all co-directed by Punchdrunk artistic director Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle), It Felt Like A Kiss and The Crash of the Elysium (directed by Felix Barrett). Their current New York show Sleep No More won a 2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and a Special Citation For Design And Choreography at the 2010-11 Obie Awards