Romantic Drama AMY'S VIEW Coming to Park Square Next Month
Park Square continues its 2016-2017 season on the Proscenium Stage with David Hare's acclaimed romantic drama Amy's View, directed by Gary Gisselman. A generational play about the lifelong tension between a strong mother and her loving daughter, Amy's View mixes love, death, and the theatre in ways both rich and original. This modern classic shows how even the smallest events can set in motion a chain reaction that can dramatically change lives forever.
Everyone has a different view. Amy's view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy (Tracey Maloney*) visits her mother, actress Esme Allen (Linda Kelsey*), the grande dame of the London Stage, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend (Gabriel Murphy) in tow. When the pair meet, Amy will find the views she holds dear are painfully tested as she has to decide what's worth fighting for through the years of her life.
Sir David Hare is widely known as one of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth and now twenty-first centuries; he was knighted in 1998. His plays, including Skylight, The Blue Room, The Judas Kiss, and Plenty have appeared on Broadway, London's West End, and around the world, and his screenplays for The Hours and The Reader received nominations for the Academy Award. His works offer deft portraits of contemporary Britain and her people, as he writes of his home with a blend of critical exasperation and baffled affection. In Amy's View, the paltry obsessions of theatre people may seem center stage, but Hare is challenging superficiality that runs throughout our society.
The production team for Amy's View includes Aaron Chvatal (Costume Designer), Michael P. Kittel (Lighting Designer), Joseph Stanley (Set Designer), and Keely Wolter (Dialect Coach).
Amy's View Performance Schedule: Previews begin Friday, May 12, and continue through Thursday, May 18. May 19 is Opening Night, and the run continues through June 4. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. except for Saturday and Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m. All performances are on the company's Proscenium Stage in Saint Paul's historic Hamm Building, 20 W. Seventh Place.
Ticket prices: Previews: $27 and $37. Regular Run: $40 and $60. Discounts are available for seniors, those under age 30, and groups. Tickets are on sale at the Park Square ticket office, 20 W. Seventh Place, or by phone: 651.291.7005, (12 noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday), or online at www.parksquaretheatre.org.
*Member, Actors Equity Association