Ronald Rand Brings LET IT BE ART! To George S. Lindsey Theatre
On Tuesday, April 30th at 7:30pm, The University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Entertainment Industry proudly presents Ronald Rand bringing to life Harold Clurman, "the elder statesman of the American Theatre" in his internationally-celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! in the George S. Lindsey Theatre, in Florence, Alabama.
Celebrating his 19th year, Ronald Rand's LET IT BE ART! has received two critically-acclaimed productions Off-Broadway, standing ovations across five continents in 23 countries from Zimbabwe to Nepal, across 20 U.S. states, and represented the USA at the recent World Theatre Olympics in India.
LET IT BE ART! brings alive Clurman's great humor and boundless passion encouraging audiences to change the world for the better and "live life to its fullest" with joy, courage, and compassion.
Audiences meet a galaxy of fascinating personalities during the hour-long performance including Stella Adler, Marlon Brando, Lee Strasberg, Clifford Odets, Constantin Stanislavsky, Aaron Copland, even Katharine Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis!
Rand has appeared in over 200 films & TV shows including A MARRIAGE: QUIZ SHOW with Ralph Fiennes and Paul Scofield directed by Robert Redford, IN & OUT with Kevin Kline, HOMELESS with Yoko Ono, O'KEEFE & STIEGLITZ with Christopher Plummer and Jane Alexander, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
An acclaimed international director, Rand's award-winning production of the hit comedy, LUV continues to delight audiences in its 5th year at Sarajevo's Chamber Theatre 55, starring Zana Marjanovic, lead in Angelina Jolie's film, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY. Rand is also the Founder and Publisher of "The Soul of the American Actor" Newspaper, and best-selling author of "Acting Teachers of America" and "CREATE!"
Rand has performed LET IT BE ART! in Tangier's Dar al-Makhzen Palace in the Casbah, a grass-roofed tribal hut in Harare's Centenary Park, Tbilisi's Cave Theater, Minsk's Palace of Culture, Bangkok's Patravadi Garden Theatre, and at the foot of Mt. Everest in Kathmandu.
Harold Clurman was considered the "elder Statesman of the American Theatre." The inspiring voice of an entire generation, he co-founded the famed Group Theatre of the 1930's with Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford. Clurman was the award-winning director of forty of the most important plays in Broadway history, including the original productions of A MEMBER OF THE WEDDING with Julie Harris and Ethel Waters, BUS STOP with Kim Stanley, A TOUCH OF THE POET with Helen Hayes and Kim Stanley, Clifford Odets' AWAKE AND SING and GOLDEN BOY, WALTZ OF The Toreadors with Ralph Richardson, TIGER AT THE GATES with Michael Redgrave, and INCIDENT AT VICHY with Joseph Wiseman, Hal Holbrook and Roy Scheider. He also directed Marlon Brando in TRUCKLINE CAFE. An influential director around the world in Japan, London and Israel, Clurman authored several books including "The Fervent Years" about The Group Theatre, "On Directing," "Ibsen," and his autobiography, "All People Are Famous." Clurman's writings can be found in "The Collected Works of Harold Clurman," and "The Soul of the American Actor" Newspaper.
According to Mr. Rand, "Once audiences come in contact with Harold Clurman's great passion, his dynamic humor and love for life, who was certainly one of the most passionate human beings you could ever meet, immediately there is always a great sharing of friendship and communication, no matter the country or culture. When the language of theatre comes from the heart, it breaks down all barriers as we come together in a great sharing through the art of story-telling. I'm delighted to be able to share Harold Clurman in LET IT BE ART with the Shoals community of North Alabama."