Noel Coward's Brief Encounter from American Conservatory Theater
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The last date listed for Noel Coward's Brief Encounter was Saturday October 17, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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I would have left in 30 minutes but did not want to disturb people in my row. Fled at intermission, while I heard Noel Coward turning over in his grave. About 20% of the time related to Noel Coward's work. But only RELATED. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell the so-called author of this mess that vaudeville died seventy years ago.
Directed and adapted for the stage by Emma Rice
Originally produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld
Ingeniously crafted with whimsical humor, dreamy romance, and stunning multimedia effects, Brief Encounter was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best Entertainment and Best Director.
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Founded in 1980, Kneehigh Theatre made a name for itself with its radical theatrical productions, often performed in village halls, on cliff tops, and in quarries around its home base of Cornwall, England. Now Kneehigh is considered one of the most thrilling, avant-garde theater companies in the world.