Award-winning actor and playwright Austin Pendleton has devised an ingenious tale of two Hollywood giants - Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier. The time is 1960; the place is a West End theatre. Legendary critic Kenneth Tynan has made a startling proposal: Welles should direct Olivier and the young Joan Plowright in "Rhinoceros," Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece. But it is the rehearsal process that brims with absurdity as titanic personalities, including Vivien Leigh, wrestle the muse in this witty and incisive depiction of the drama of theatre.
A talkback series entitled AFTERWORDS begins at Orson’s Shadow with Q&A sessions immediately following 8:00 PM performances (approx. 10:20). Special guests will lead discussions about Orson’s Shadow and relevant topics.
AFTERWORDS guests and schedule are subject to change.
John Ahlin, Susan Bennett, Patrick Edgar, Ken Marks, Scott Parkinson, Lee Roy Rogers
Author: Austin Pendleton
Director: David Cromer
Producer: Planetearth Partners and Scott Morfee
Press Agent: Karpel Group, Bridget Klapinski
Nominated for 1 2005 Lucille Lortel Awards:
Nominated for 1 2004 - 2005 Drama League Award:
Nominated for 1 2004 -2005 Drama Desk Award:
- Distinguished Production of a Play
- Outanding Featured Actress in a Play - Lee Roy Rogers