Clarion Theatre

Todays Date: 12/12/19
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GIDION'S KNOT  | Open: 12/04/15 Close: 12/20/15
“Men aren’t afraid of dying, but they are afraid of not being remembered…”

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Playing in rotating repertory with THE PILLOWMAN, the darkly humorous drama by Martin McDonagh.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:
Erin Cronican (Corryn Fell), Susan Izatt (Heather Clark.) Understudy: Natalie Neckyfarow.

Direction by Brandon Walker. Assistant Direction and Stage Management by Candice Oden. Lighting Design by Duane Pagano.


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

BOYS' LIFE  | Open: 07/17/15 Close: 08/02/15
What happens when boys and girls don't do as they're told?

A bitingly funny postmodern comedy of manners, which follows the fortunes of a group of urban male "yuppies" as they attempt to come to terms with life. Produced with great critical and popular success by New York's prestigious Lincoln Center Theater.

Told in a series of fastpaced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city—and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jack, who is already married and a father, but is not above pursuing daytime adulteries while babysitting in the park; the innocent, vulnerable Phil, who grows weary of not being taken seriously and concludes that being unhappy is the way things are supposed to be; and the handsome, amoral Don, who risks a solid relationship with his girlfriend by sleeping with another, simply to see if he "could get away with it."

Moving along briskly, with its mood of satirical humor brilliantly sustained, the play dissects and anatomizes the male narcissism—and protracted adolescence—which characterizes its protagonists and, in the end, makes it hilariously clear that it is actually the women who possess the qualities of "manhood" and maturity which their deluded lovers so desperately lay claim to. "…BOYS' LIFE is the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long time…" —The New Yorker.

Playing in rotating repertory with BOY GETS GIRL, the searing and bitingly witty drama by Rebecca Gilman.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:

Starring Mary Ruth Baggott (Karen), Olivia Baseman* (Girl), Brisa Freitas (Lisa), Logan

Keeler (Phil), Lori McNally* (Maggie), Candice Oden* (Carla), Daniel Michael Perez

(Man), Brandon Walker* (Jack), Alex Witherow (Don). Understudy: Natalie Neckyfarow*.

(*=member of AEA).

 

 


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

BOY GETS GIRL  | Open: 07/17/15 Close: 08/02/15
Time Magazine Play of the Year

Variety says: "Rebecca Gilman offers up a tale of Gotham singledom you won't be seeing any time soon on 'Sex and the City.' A disturbing chiller about a woman whose life of accomplishment is quickly destroyed by a disturbed admirer, the play works powerfully at its most basic level…"

Theresa Bedell is a successful reporter in New York who loves her work and the life she has made for herself. A relationship with a man would complete the picture and so she agrees to go on a blind date with a friend of a friend. Tony is attractive and funny, but Theresa isn't sure, and after a second date she's convinced they have nothing in common and sees no point in continuing the relationship. Tony, though, thinks otherwise. What at first seems like persistence on his part grows into obsession, and Theresa's annoyance with Tony turns to terror as he begins to threaten her and those around her. Ultimately, Theresa must fight to save herself from being erased by Tony's actions which call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit.

Playing in rotating repertory with BOYS' LIFE, the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by Howard Korder.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:

Starring Erin Cronican* (Theresa), John D'Arcangelo (Les), Virginia Gregory (Beck), Einar Gunn* (Howard), Emily Newhouse (Harriet), Daniel Michael Perez (Tony), and Brandon Walker* (Mercer).  (*=member of AEA). 

Directed by Brandon Walker. Assistant Directed by Michelle Hakala Wolf. Stage Managed by Candice Oden*.


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

Othello  | Open: 03/15/15 Close: 03/15/15
To kick off a season that explores gender warfare, victim shaming, racial bias and police corruption, The Seeing Place Theater brings you Shakespeare's timeless drama, OTHELLO. Staged in modern dress with a deep focus on the language, this story is brought to life through the lens of one central dilemma:  

How can your ego survive when “the other” stands in your way?

After Othello, a black Arab, is made General and appointed leader of a wartime military operation, he chooses a scholar as his lieutenant and marries a powerful senator's daughter without his consent. Sick of being passed over, Othello's closest friend and best soldier uses his influence to make a deadly point.  

“We live in a world that pretends it is accepting of others, while silently or overtly belittling people we do not understand, “ says TSP Artistic Director, Brandon Walker. “It is not just a black play - our ensemble is exploring this story as it relates to all of us today, particularly in our current climate of strained Arab/American relations. OTHELLO’s themes highlight a strong need for empathy with respect to all races, genders, economic classes and religious beliefs.”

This production of OTHELLO is visceral, immediate, and spoken in a way that anyone can understand. 

cast: Esther Chen, Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Lex Daemon, Ian Moses Eaton*, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Daniel Michael Perez, Lila Smith*, Carla Torgrimson and Brandon Walker*.  Understudies: Mary Ruth Baggott, Alex Witherow

(*=member AEA)

OTHELLO  | Open: 02/26/15 Close: 03/15/15
To kick off a season that explores gender warfare, victim shaming, racial bias and police corruption, The Seeing Place Theater brings you Shakespeare's timeless drama, OTHELLO. Staged in modern dress with a deep focus on the language, this story is brought to life through the lens of one central dilemma:  

How can your ego survive when “the other” stands in your way?

After Othello, a black Arab, is made General and appointed leader of a wartime military operation, he chooses a scholar as his lieutenant and marries a powerful senator's daughter without his consent. Sick of being passed over, Othello's closest friend and best soldier uses his influence to make a deadly point.  

“We live in a world that pretends it is accepting of others, while silently or overtly belittling people we do not understand, “ says TSP Artistic Director, Brandon Walker. “It is not just a black play - our ensemble is exploring this story as it relates to all of us today, particularly in our current climate of strained Arab/American relations. OTHELLO’s themes highlight a strong need for empathy with respect to all races, genders, economic classes and religious beliefs.”

This production of OTHELLO is visceral, immediate, and spoken in a way that anyone can understand. 

Cast:Esther Chen, Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Lex Daemon, Ian Moses Eaton*, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Daniel Michael Perez, Lila Smith*, Carla Torgrimson and Brandon Walker*.  Understudies: Mary Ruth Baggott, Alex Witherow

(*=member AEA)


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

Five emerging artists come together to present an evening of developmental work, in a new play initiative by Concrete Temple Theatre. This premiere Concrete Temple Theatre Lab features 15 minute works-in-progress from each artist, tackling issues from contemporary feminism to being captured in a digital world. This night of fresh, inventive, and brave new work is not to be missed!

Tales Of Chelm  | Open: 02/02/14 Close: 03/09/14
TALES OF CHELM (Sundays at 1 pm)
Based on the merry antics of the lovable inhabitants of the legendary village of Chelm. This creation of Clarion Theatre follows the zany adventures of Mottel the Mayor, Pinya the Philosopher, and Asher the Egg-Hatcher, as the Chelmites turn the world upside-down with their topsy-turvy logic.


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