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Representative work in Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
Role: Abbie Putnam
Desire Under the Elms is a play by Eugene O'Neill, published in 1924, and is now considered an American classic. Along with Mourning Becomes Electra, it represents one of O'Neill's attempts to place plot elements and themes of Greek tragedy in a rural New England setting. It is in context a tribute to the myth of Phaedra, Hippolytus and Theseus.
Role: Lavinia Mannon
Mourning Becomes Electra is a play cycle written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill, divided into three plays with themes that correspond to The Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus. Much like Aeschylus' plays, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides, these three plays by O'Neil are titled Homecoming, The Hunted, and The Haunted. The play premiered on Broadway at the Guild Theatre on 26 October 1931.
The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956.
Role: Alexandra Del Lago
Sweet Bird of Youth is a 1959 play by Tennessee Williams which tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago (travelling incognito as Princess Kosmonopolis), whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. The main reason for his homecoming is to get back what he had in his youth: primarily, his old girlfriend, whose father had run him out of town years before.
Role: Catharine Holly
Suddenly, Last Summer is a one-act play by Tennessee Williams. It opened off Broadway on January 7, 1958, as part of a double bill with another of Williams's one-acts, Something Unspoken. The presentation of the two plays was given the overall title Garden District, but Suddenly, Last Summer is now more often performed alone. The play, basically consisting of two long monologues, is considered one of Williams' starkest and most poetic works.
Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, "Colombe" is a play in four acts written in 1950, created at the Théâtre de l'Atelier on February 10, 1951. "Colombe" translated by Louis Kronenberger as Mademoiselle Colombe (New York: Coward-McCann, 1954).
David Rabe has written some explosive plays about that overgrown crybaby and brutal lout, the American male. "Those the River Keeps" (1994) isn't one of them. A former mob hitman, Phil is in Hollywood trying to make it as a television actor. He's had a few bit parts but is hardly a success, and he is largely supported by his wife Susan, a waitress. Unfortunately, Susan desperately wants something in return, something Phil is not prepared or eager to give: a child.
In the Boom Boom Room is a play by David Rabe.The play originally was written and performed in two acts at Villanova University in 1972. It focuses on a go-go dancer whose difficult relationship with her parents has propelled her into a series of unfortunate affairs with both men and women.The play was nominated for the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play.
Role : Harper Pitt
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and entitled Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, respectively. The play is written for eight actors, each of whom plays two or more roles. Kushner's doubling, as indicated in the published script, requires several of the actors to play the opposite sex.
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