HIGH: Compelling Drama with Kathleen Turner
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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Outstanding performances from a very small cast. Creative lighting helped to transform a sparsely decorated set. This is an excellent play, and I feel fortunate to have seen it. My only critique is that I wanted it to be bigger - one or two more actors might have led to richer interactions, and a fully-dressed set could have helped fill out the story (or not - it was, after all, a story about what goes on inside the heart and mind of an addict).
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Excellent, compelling and realistic. Very glad that I went. The sound in the mezzanine was a little low so it was hard to catch every word, but still very much worth going. I went specifically to see Kathleen Turner, and she was awesome. But I...continued
Kathleen Turner has gained critical acclaim for her performances in various movies including Body Heat (Golden Globe nomination); Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor, both of which earned her a Golden Globe Award; Peggy Sue Got Married, which brought Turner both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination; and War of the Roses, which earned her yet another Golden Globe nomination. Turner’s extensive film credits also include The Man with Two Brains with Steve Martin__, Jewel of the Nile__ with Michael Douglas, The Accidental Tourist; V.I. Warshawski, Serial Mom, Naked in New York, Moonlight and Valentino, The Real Blonde and The Virgin Suicides.
She has starred on Broadway in Gemini, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, for which she received a Tony nomination; and also Indiscretions, The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she received a second Tony nomination and an Evening Standard Award in London for Best Actress; and HIGH for which she was nominated for a DramaLeague Award for Distinguished Performance.
Turner had a major recurring role last season playing the role of Sue Collini on Showtime’s hit series, Californication. Last spring, she starred as newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in the world premiere of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Philadelphia Theater Center, and immediately after starred in the independent film The Perfect Family. In addition to her film and stage credits, her 2008 autobiography titled Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on my Life, Love, and Leading Roles secured a position on the New York Times Best Seller List.**
This show contains adult themes (sex, drugs), adult language, and full frontal male nudity. *