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A Life in the Theatre
A Life in the Theatre, Schoenfeld Theatre, NYC Show Poster

A Life in the Theatre

Schoenfeld Theatre

90mins (0 Intermissions)

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A behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: ...

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236 West 45th Street
New York, NY
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On Sale
Aug 23, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Nov 28, 2010

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What Is the Story of A Life in the Theatre?
The title says it all: In a series of 26 short scenes, an older actor named Robert and a younger actor named John portray life onstage and backstage, morphing into a variety of of characters (doctors, doughboys, sailors, lawyers) and then back into themselves. Chatting at their makeup tables or at the stage door, Robert serves a mentor to his young colleague, and yet it’s clear that he envies John’s youth and sense of possibility. John respects Robert and yet chafes at some of the older actor’s advice and commentary. Still, the two men form a strong stage partnership that’s entertaining and touching to watch.


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T.R. Knight


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Written by
David Mamet
Neil Pepe
Set Designer
Santo Loquasto
Costume Designer
Laura Bauer
Lighting Designer
Kenneth Posner