STAGE TUBE: Gabriel Ebert and Matt Ryan Talk Of Emile Zola's Scandalous THERESE RAQUIN
French author Émile Zola's controversial THERÈSE RAQUIN was first published as a novel and was adapted into a play by the author in 1873. His story of a woman in an unhappy marriage who acts upon her passions when she meets a man who excites her so offended some critics that the public rushed to see what if it was really as lurid as they said.
Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut in the title role and in Roundabout Theatre Company's new video, her two leading men talk about what the play says to them.
Matt Ryan, who plays the man who ignites her passion, says its about, "what happens when two people give in to their most primal urges and instincts."
The Broadway adaptation of THÉRÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Thérèse) began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opens officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. The new adaptation is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet.
Knightley joins Tony award winner Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and two-time Tony award winner Judith Light (Madame Raquin), alongside David Patrick Kelly, Jeff Still, Mary Wiseman,Glynis Bell, Alex Mickiewicz, Sara Topham, and Ray Virta in the cast.
A quiet young woman with a restless spirit, Thérèse (Knightley) submits to a loveless life at the side of her weak and selfish husband played by Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda), and her controlling mother-in-law, played by two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties)...until she meets his childhood friend Laurent played by Matt Ryan ("Constantine"). When their overwhelming passion spins violently out of control, they realize that love can be a dangerous game, and sometimes there is no winner. Based on the novel by Émile Zola, Thérèse Raquin byHelen Edmundson is a tale of love, lust, betrayal and guilt that will leave you breathless.