The Real Thing
June 24th thru July 16th
“The Real Thing” by Tom Stoppard. Actors Charlotte and Max are appearing in a play about a troubled marriage by Charlotte’s husband, Henry. What Charlotte and Max don’t know is that Henry is also having an affair with Max’s actress wife, Annie. When the real-life marriages start to mimic the on-stage ones in Henry’s production, where does the play start and real-life end? Playwright Stoppard’s brilliant wordplay and caustic wit illuminates the nature and mystery of love, creating a multi-leveled play within a play that challenges the mind as well as the heart.
Directed by Alexander Rodriguez.
|Annie (Melissa Petro) and Henry (Richard De Vicariis) discover who Brodie (John Fabricant) really is|
|Max (Troy Johnson) and Charlotte (Karen Harris) perform a scene from Henry’s “House of Cards”||Henry (Richard De Vicariis) and Annie (Melissa Petro) disagree on the point of writing||Billy (Thomas Fernley) & Annie (Melissa Petro) rehearse a scene from “’Tis Pity She’s A Whore” while their backstage passion come to fruition|
|Annie (Melissa Petro) tells Max (Troy Johnson) that she is having an affair with Henry||Henry (Richard De Vicariis), Max (Troy Johnson), Annie (Melissa Petro), & Charlotte (Karen Harris) make an attempt at civility|
|Henry (Richard De Vicariis), Debbie (Maria Frisk), & Charlotte (Karen Harris) discuss Debbie’s leaving home to travel the road|