Equus: Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-Winning Drama
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Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying fish. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. It was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Learn More
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I thought the play was amazingly strong on making you feel for the boy as well as his dad. I think the actor who played the therapist lacked a bit of caring for the boy but still emoted a strong feeling for of empathy for him. I would totally recommend the play.
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I was greatly impressed with the quality of this performance and the professionalism and charm of the Morgan Wixson Theater. I always look forward to having a wonderful experience at this theater. Terrific actors, marvelous plays and...continued
Equus, a young man’s unrelenting passion and devotion to that which modern society cannot comprehend or allow. A psychiatrist, searching for sanctuary and relief in ancient truths and myth. An act of despair and sacrifice – and the two are plummeted into the waking dream and living myth of horse.
Written in 1973,_ Equus_ was premiered in London at the Old Vic Theatre and then later at the National Theatre. Winner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Drama Desk Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Equus has had several revivals on Broadway. The Morgan-Wixson is proud to present this show as the first production of our 2011-2012 season.
Written more than thirty years ago, Equus is full of metaphors for the struggle between the primitive and modern world, passion vs conformity, and man’s need to harness and control that which it cannot understand.
The creative team includes Madeleine Dahm (Director); Neda DeMayo, Horse Advisor (Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary_)_*;* Bosco Flanagan (Lighting Designer); Ronda Dynice Brooks (Costume Designer); Thomas Brown (Set Designer); Kimerlee Curyl (Photography); and Kristy Pace (Producer).