PS 122 Presents the Soulful Kelley Mcrae in St. Joan of The Stockyards
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The last date listed for Kelley Mcrae in Brecht's St. Joan of The Stockyards was Sunday July 1, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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In downtown Philadelphia, a down-and-out boxer is struggling to get by when the chance of a lifetime comes along. He doesn't have long to get back in fighting shape, but if he does it, this could be his best shot to become a champion, and his last chance for love. The massively popular movie about the ultimate underdog inspired this innovative new stage production, brought to life by a five-time Tony Award-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone, writer and star of the Rocky films. Featuring 20 original songs, plus hits from the films ("Eye of the Tiger" and "Gonna Fly Now"), Rocky is not only an adrenaline-fueled spectacle for anyone who was a fan of the movie, but it's also a surprising tale of romance that will touch the hearts of longtime musical theater fans. Learn More
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An uneven show to be sure. The two main leads were very good. Mcrae was sometimes brilliantly passionate, and sometimes seemed puzzled/curious as to how her part really fit. (Or was she slightly uncomfortable at times regarding the role she ended up with?) The show was best when either absurdist elements or poignant moments were played up. Chatted with a few people afterwards; their reaction seemed similar to my own. Beyond that... 122 is a great little theatre. Friendly staff. And near some fun/eclectic places to eat/drink.
Quotes & Highlights
- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/theater/06piep.html?ex=1336104000&en=bb54cb3c18920e2a&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss">Click to read "Faith Confronted, and Defended, Downtown"</a> an interview with director Lear deBessonet and Young Jean Lee in <em>The New York Times</em> and watch the audio slide show.
- "Haunting voice and powerful lyrics...[Kelly McRae's] voice reminds of classic singers such as Patsy Cline" <em>--monstersandcritics.com</em>
- "Brilliant and thought-provoking...Lear deBessonet blows the doors off this one" <em>--Nytheatre.com </em>
<p>St. Joan of the Stockyards is presented by special arrangement with Culture Project as part of Women Center Stage 2007.
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