Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SEMINAR: October 24 - November 9, 2014

Dates Playing: 10/24/2014 - 11/9/2014

Written By: Theresa Rebeck
Director: Ron May
Venue: Black Theatre Troupe


In SEMINAR, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe some sex. SEMINAR is a biting Broadway comedy about power, sex and art. Written by a woman who has spent her share of time around writers, (Rebeck has enjoyed several Broadway hits and was the creator of NBC’s Smash) - she knows something about the pressures of academia and the publishing world, as well as the internal drive of unbridled ambition. The play traffics in questions about subjectivity in writing, the existence of true talent, and the power struggles and compromises that come with selling work. Full of hilarious quips and zingers, SEMINAR is ultimately quite insightful about the vulnerability of truth in an insincere world.

Please note: This play contains mature themes and adult language.

Leonard - David Barker
Douglas - Andy Cahoon
Martin - Will Hightower
Kate - Kerry McCue
Izzy - Kim Richard

Director – Ron May
Set Design – Jeff Thomson
Lighting Design – Paul A. Black
Costume Design – Lois K. Myers
Sound Designer – Chris Neumeyer
Stage Manager – Aaron Wheeler.

Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/SeminarPHX

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