Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-Winning Drama Equus from City Lights Theater
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Joy, sorrow, elation -- from the moment it was written, Mozart's music has inspired a host of emotions. Amadeus, the brilliant stage play by Sir Peter Shaffer, focuses on one response: jealousy. Travel back to the Austrian imperial court where the emperor's chosen composer, Antonio Salieri, reigns supreme until the arrival of a daring young talent, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Coarse, foul-mouthed and graceless, Mozart is everything that Salieri is not, including (of course) a genius. Awarded the Best Play Tony in 1981, Amadeus returns to the stage on the 30th anniversary of its Academy-Award-winning film adaption by Milos Forman. City Lights Theater Company presents this provocative and thrilling tale from the celebrated writer of Equus and Black Comedy. Learn More
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Directed by Kit Wilder
“The extremity is the point."
Peter Shaffer's epic play, Equus, follows child psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart in his investigation of the curious case of a young boy who has violently blinded six horses. To Dysart, it is a psychological puzzle, one that brings to light his patient's sexual/religious fascination with “Equus” and ultimately leads to a perplexing and dramatic confrontation.
Shaffer is an important modern playwright who was born in England in 1926. He has received numerous awards for his work. Some of his other prominent plays include Amadeus, and Five Finger Exercise. Amadeus and Equus were adapted to screenplays in 1977 and 1984 respectively. Amadeus won the 1984 Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the 1984 Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Peter Shaffer was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001.
Featuring: Sean Gilvary as Alan, Steve Lambert as Martin Dysart, Beverley Griffith as Dora Strang, Michael J. West as Frank Strang, Beth Boulay as Jill Mason, Bill Davidovich as Harry Dalton, Michael Bates as Horseman/Nugget, Monica Cappuccinias Hester Salomon, Danielle Perata as Nurse, Shane Rhoades as Horse, Claire Hein as Horse, Celestial Tranquility Te Stevensson-Zenith as Horse