By Tom Stoppard
Adapted from Gérald Sibleyras' Le Vent des Peupliers
Directed M. Craig Getting
May 16 - June 9, 2013
Previews: $20 Opening: $56 Regular Run: $30-$38 Student Rush: $10
Discounts available for seniors*, students*, subscribers, U.S. military, and groups of 10 or more.
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Gustave, Philippe, and Henri – war heroes, all – are plotting an escape. They've had enough of the tortures of their confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fellow prisoners, and far too many birthday parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers' home is almost unbearable! So, while keeping each other company on the back patio, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina, or at least to a picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill. Winner of London's prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Tom Stoppard's adaptation of this French play is playful, bawdy, and heartbreakingly funny.
Photos by Mark Garvin
May 16-21: Previews
May 20: An Evening with Warrior Writers: Discussion & Reception
May 22: Opening Night
May 24: Artistic Directors: In Conversation
May 26: Artists: In Conversation
May 28: Student Matinee Performance
May 31: Directors: In Conversation
June 2: Adventure in Aging: Discussion & Reception
June 7-8: Open Captioned Performances
Cast & Production Team
Peter DeLaurier as Henri Dan Kern as Gustave Mal Whyte as Philippe
Meghan Jones, Production Manager Nick Embree, Scenic Designer Natalia de la Torre, Costume Designer Janet Embree, Lighting Designer Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer J. Alex Cordaro, Fight Director Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager
Header Photo: Geoff Sobelle in Hamlet (2009), David Ingram and Luigi Sottile in The Government Inspector (2008), Forrest McClendon and Lawrence Stallings in Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (2009), and Kristyn Chouiniere and Paul L. Nolan in The Hothouse (2008). Photos by Jeffrey Stockbridge.
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