A Life in the Theatre

play_lifeSeptember 21, 2013 –
October 13, 2013

Starring: Saul Elkin & Adam Rath

Directed by: Greg Natale

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow, takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of witty, short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre.

 

 

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Reviews:
Theatre Review: ‘A Life in the Theatre’ by Jewish Repertory Theatre
Rocketman Review: ‘A Life in the Theatre’
JRT costume designer An Expert When It Comes to Dressing for the Part
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Jewish Repertory Theatre/Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

David Mamet’s two-person play, “A Life in the Theatre,” now at Jewish Repertory Theatre, is a parenthetical nod to the actors behind the characters. It considers the weight of honing a craft, managing your talent and assuming the responsibility of your fellow artists. And all the while, accepting the limits one must have when taking on other personas for a living.

– Buffalo News

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