Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing from A.C.T.
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
We went to the Saturday matinee and parked at the Donatello hotel. It was only $10 for 5 hours so you have plenty of time before or after for a bite to eat before or after. There's a half price happy hour at the hotel restaurant tooThe Orphan of Zhao info • Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
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A great play, but not sure they pulled it off. The husband was very warm and earthy and making the women seem cold and detached, the story requires the opposite...why would a woman leave someone as handsome and warm as Marco Baricelli!
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Very powerful, rich, deep, and complex story about love, the individual, couples, relationships, commitment, and personal emotional development. The 2nd half really took me on a rollercoaster ride of different feelings. Highly recommended.
In Tom Stoppard’s witty and passionate depiction of modern relationships, two couples search urgently for love: grand love, true love, the kind of love people write plays about—the real thing. Henry, a playwright, is married to Charlotte, an actor; their friends Annie and Max are also actors. When Henry’s latest play is staged, life begins to imitate art, and the four friends begin to interact in surprising new ways. They are ultimately compelled to re-examine their relationships, as each character questions whether the love they have is the love they want.