Psychological Thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley from Round House Theatre
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The last date listed for The Talented Mr. Ripley was Sunday September 26, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Called "a funny, furious tale" by New York Magazine, The Lyons follows an amusing, dysfunctional family at the hospital bedside of the patriarch, Ben Lyons, who's dying from cancer. His wife and two adult children gather for an atypical goodbye. Ben, freed from social conventions because of his condition, lets his words fly unfiltered -- curses included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future -- and home redecoration. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons was nominated for a number of awards for its 2012 Broadway run. Learn More
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Featured review from johanna
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With one exception, the acting was fine. However, the characters' motivations were difficult to discern. I fault the play, not the actors. I had previously seen the film in which characters were well drawn and conflicting motivations created the tension. That was lacking in the play.
Quotes & Highlights
- “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)
About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre
Round House Theatre produces literary adaptations and contemporary works for the stage, conducts community-based education programs, and provides a home to diverse artists and arts organizations. Their work is expansive: they make art to explore big ideas, broaden minds, move hearts, exercise imaginations, and--ultimately--to build community through the shared experience of live theatre.