Theophilus North: Off-Broadway Play Based on Thornton Wilder's Last Novel
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A violent cycle of corruption and betrayal is set in motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Macbeth -- with his manipulative wife by his side -- achieves the power he believes he deserves, but the price is tragically high. Shakespeare's masterpiece provides a glimpse into the human heart, with the "black and deep desires" that are often found in even the best of men and women. Organic Theater Company's fresh take on this ageless tale sees this power couple's journey in its grotesque complexity. Learn More
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Really loved this little known work. A beautifully adapted play from the Thornton Wilder novel...and gorgeously and effectively directed and staged. The story was sweet, metaphysically inclined and a perfect tale about finding oneself making a difference right where we are. The cast is young and skilled. This is one we'll be writing all of our friends to see...and Organic is a theater company to watch. Grow along with them!
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Learn more about the novel on which the play is based at the Thornton Wilder website.
From off-Broadway comes this astonishing charmer of a play, based upon the semi-autobiographical final work of three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning icon of American letters, Thornton Wilder. Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, R.I., during the height of the Jazz Age in summer, 1926, Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, 30-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader) in the houses of the wealthy. Soon, he finds himself entangled in the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, but the greatest adventure in store is not at all what he imagined.