John Lithgow's Stories By Heart: Classic Fiction at the Mark Taper Forum
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The last date listed for John Lithgow's Stories By Heart was Friday February 11, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Star of stage and screen, Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Cocoon) delivers a stunning performance as Thomas Dunne in this profound and poignant drama. Set in an Irish county mental home circa the early 1930s, 75-year-old Thomas Dunne's mind lapses in and out of lucidity as he ruminates on a string of bittersweet memories. Between thoughts of his youth to thoughts of his adult life, with his wife and children, to memories of his time as the head of Dublin's Metropolitan Police, Dunne struggles to make sense of his life as the world around him falls apart. Already a story of unquestionable power, The Steward of Christendom is shaped into something unforgettable by Dennehy's extraordinary performance. Learn More
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John L. is a superb actor. However, the stories that he chose simply did not move me. The first story was impossible to understand with all of the heavy accents. The maniacal laugh of the barber in the second act was ridiculous. I would have loved to have seen this show with better story selections.
Quotes & Highlights
- “A tour de force that doubles as a primer on acting....” --The New York Times
- “I just charge three dollars because personally I don't mind much shavin' a dead person. They lay a whole lot stiller than live customers.” --Haircut by Ring Lardner
Armed with only an armchair and some yellowed pages, Tony Award winner John Lithgow tells you not the story of his life, but the stories of his life. Indelible stories spun by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner. Stories lovingly -- and expertly -- dramatized by his parents and grandmother, handed down from generation to generation. In Lithgow’s adroit hands, each story is its own theatrical masterpiece brimming with peculiar characters, humor, plot twists and —most of all Lithgow’s inimitable charm, stagecraft and genuine affection for the tales and the storytellers who introduced them to him some 60 years ago.