Pass the popcorn! The Film Society is sparking a heated debate off-Broadway starring Euan Morton, Roberta Maxwell and more in the 1988 drama that put Tony-nominated playwright Jon Robin Baitz on the map. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, the Keen Company production opens officially on October 1, and will play a limited engagement through October 26 at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row.
In addition to Morton as idealistic teacher Jonathon Balton and Maxwell as his wealthy mother Mrs. Balton, The Film Society features David Barlow as Terry Sinclair, Mandy Siegfried as Nan Sinclair, Hamish Fox as Richmond Hoxie and Gerry Bamman as Neville Sutter. Set in a South African school for boys in 1970, The Film Society tells the story of a young teacher who struggles to keep politics out of his extracurricular film club. When the school becomes embroiled in an Apartheid controversy, he must decide whether to support his activist colleague or side with the school’s headmaster in the battle between art and politics.
The Film Society features lighting design by Solomon Weisbard, set design by Steven C. Kemp, costume design by Jennifer Paar and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.
Get the scoop on this gripping new production from star Mandy Siegfried!