STAGE TUBE: Stella Adler Studio of Acting's LEBENSRAUM
Stella Adler Studio of Acting's production of Israel Horovitz's wildly imaginative play, Lebensraum opens October 27. The play envisions a contemporary Germany and a chancellor who implements a flawed Holocaust reparations plan that sets off visceral responses with global affects.
Directed by Don K. Williams, Lebensraum stars Aidan Koehler, Adam Gerber and Mickey Ryan, three actors from the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company who together play more than fifty different characters throughout the performance.
Lebensraum is Stella Adler Studio of Acting's first Off-Broadway production in its sixty-two year history. Stella Adler Studio of Acting is one of the world's most famous acting institutions. The school has trained actors like Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, and Benicio del Toro.
"What I saw on stage was beyond thrilling," said Israel Horovitz, American playwright and screenwriter, when he saw the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company's performance. "I have seen dozens upon dozens of productions of Lebensraum in dozens of languages around the globe. It is among the very best I have ever seen."
"Lebensraum unites my two loves," said Tom Oppenheim, President and Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. "It is a great work of art that challenges us to examine the way we live our own lives; through it we are confronted with difficult moral questions; Lebensraum has the potential to change us."
October 27 - November 20
The June Havoc Theater in the Abingdon Theatre Complex
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm
Run Time: 95 minutes with no intermission
For tickets, please visit www.SmartTix.com
About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Established in 1949 by Stella Adler, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded upon Adler's belief in the supreme seriousness of her art, and has, for the last five decades, enriched every part of the American theater and film arts. Adler's philosophies kept many well-known members of the theater coming back for her intelligent and passionate advice and the school has since trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually and also presents world-class lectures, poetry readings, jazz, classical music, theater, and dance theater events. www.stellaadler.com
About the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company
The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is Stella Adler Studio of Acting's professional company. The mission of the Lab Theater is to produce theater committed to the standards and ideals set out by Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and the Group Theater. It serves as a launching pad for students and an artistic home for faculty to grow and evolve. The Lab also includes actors, directors, and designers from outside the immediate Adler community who share their humanistic impulse and vision.