Psychological Thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley from Round House Theatre
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It's 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement takes a back seat to more immediate problems. His diner has been slated for demolition in the city's urban renewal plan, but he has a competing offer from a predatory businessman. Caught between idealism and brutal reality, Memphis struggles to determine the fate of the place where his customers gathered for decades to share their struggles, hopes and dreams. Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's searing, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s tells a complex story of the inner lives of ordinary people at a turning point in American history. Learn More
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We saw the film version, but never read the book. The material seemed to adapt well to the stage. Great minimalist set managed to convey the places well with just a little imagination, too - Italy, the sea, interiors. Solid cast. An enjoyable evening overall.
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“Gets closer to the black heart of Highsmith’s novel than you would have thought possible” —Financial Times
A play by Phyllis Nagy
Adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Directed by Blake Robison
This subversive, psychological thriller explores the mind of one of
literature’s great anti-heroes; an intelligent, suave, charming
psychopath whose amorality is at the center of a plot about duplicity
and murder. Helen Hayes Award winner Karl Miller is Ripley. Round House is the first regional theatre in the country to have this gripping play, which has been performed to acclaim in the UK and Australia, on its stage. (Photo of Karl Miller by Clinton Brandhagen)