Photo Flash: Accidental Repertory Theater Presents BRECHT ON BRECHT

Accidental Repertory Theater is currently presenting, as its first public production, the international classic "BRECHT ON BRECHT," adapted and translated by George Tabori, and directed by the company's Artistic Director John Strasberg. Ross Patterson serves as Musical Director for the production. Performances of "BRECHT ON BRECHT" continue on a Thursday through Satturday at 8:00 p.m. schedule through Saturday, November 21. Accidental Repertory Theater is located at 555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 403 (between 37th and 38th Streets). All tickets are $15.00. The box office and reservation number is 646-435-7867 or at www.smarttix.com.

"BRECHT ON BRECHT," is a stage compilation of Bertolt Brecht's (1898-1956) work and letters (including musical interludes) by Hungarian playwright and director George Tabori. Written in the early 1960's, it's a comprehensive introduction to the great German playwright, poet, theater director, and his writings. Brecht, known for his refinement of the epic form of drama (his "epic theater"), explored theater as an outlet for political ideas. He defined it as "the epic drama, with its materialistic standpoint" and as "knowing no objective but only a finishing point." Among the selection of his plays included in "BRECHT ON BRECHT" are excerpts from Happy End, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Mother, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

The seven-member cast for "BRECHT ON BRECHT" is: Virginia Armitage, Judy Krause, Audrey Lavine, Jerry Marsini, Anne Pasquale, Robert Rowe, and Louis Vuolo.
John Strasberg's International career as actor, director, producer, designer, and writer exemplifies, and continues, the artistic tradition of the Strasberg family. His revolutionary insights and discoveries in teaching, the Organic Creative Process, has gone beyond the systems and methods of the great teachers preceding him. He returned to New York after directing and teaching in Europe for twelve years, opening the John Strasberg Studios, an International Center for Creative Development and Theater Arts Research in 1996, in conjunction with the publication of his first book Accidentally On Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity. He has conceived, designed, and directed major, award-winning productions of Pirandello, Ibsen, O'Neill, Lope De Vega, and Beckett, among others.

Accidental Repertory Theater (www.accidentalrep.org) evolves from the artistic roots of The Moscow Art Theater, The Group Theater, and The Actors Studio. The company was founded by a small core group of theater professionals who have all worked with Artistic Director John Strasberg for a number of years. Each of these core members then invited colleagues who were invited to participate in the company's ongoing professional workshop. The company plans to develop, create productions and creations of new, classical, and contemporary plays for theater, film, and television. The developmental process will include programs for teachers and young audiences. Founded in 2005, this production of "BRECHT ON BRECHT" marks the company's first public production.

PHOTOS BY: Jim Baldassare

 

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ANNE PASQUALE

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ANNE PASQUALE

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LOUIS VUOLO, Audrey Lavine, and JERRY MARSINI

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ROBERT ROWE, LOUIS VUOLO, VIRGINIA ARMITAGE, and JERRY MARSINI

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Audrey Lavine, JERRY MARSINI and JUDY KRAUSE

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JUDY KRAUSE

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JUDY KRAUSE

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Audrey Lavine

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ROBERT ROWE

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Audrey Lavine, JUDY KRAUSE, and JERRY MARSINI

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Audrey Lavine (and LOUIS VUOLO)

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VIRGNIA ARMITAGE and Audrey Lavine

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Audrey Lavine and JERRY MARSINI

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VIRGINIA ARMITAGE and LOUIS VUOLO

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VIRGINIA ARMITAGE and LOUIS VUOLO

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VIRGINIA ARMITAGE and LOUIS VUOLO

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ROBERT ROWE

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JUDY KRAUSE

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LOUIS VUOLO, Audrey Lavine, and JERRY MARSINI

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JERRY MARSINI and JUDY KRAUSE

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JUDY KRAUSE

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VIRGINIA ARMITAGE


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