Photo Flash: First Look at American Premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 Season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. Check out photos of the production below!
Directed by Rubicon's Artistic Associate Jenny Sullivan, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE features Gregory Harrison, a Broadway and television veteran best known for his recurring role on "Rizzoli & Isles" and as Dr. "Gonzo" Gates in "Trapper John, M.D."; and Jeff Kober, oft-recognized for his roles as Dodger on "China Beach" and Jacob Hale, Jr. on "Sons of Anarchy."
Director Sullivan, who has helmed more than 20 plays at Rubicon as Artistic Associate, has a close association with the genre, having grown up in the 60s and 70s on Western sets. In fact, while John Ford was shooting the THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE in black-and-white on the sound stages of Paramount with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, Sullivan's father Barry Sullivan was playing frontier sheriff Pat Garrett in more than 75 episodes of "The Tall Man." He went on to play the charming and likeable villain in the Western "Seven Ways from Sundown," and the role of John Chisum in Sam Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid."
Photo Credit: Jeanne Tanner
Dorian Logan, Dillon G. Artzer, Dillon Francis, Jeff Kober