World Premiere Play The Prince of Atlantis at South Coast Repertory
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The last date listed for The Prince of Atlantis was Sunday April 29, 2012 / 2:30pm.
Quotes & Highlights
“Drukman orchestrates the action and revelations masterfully, culminating in a late-play surprise that brings the playwright’s themes neatly into focus.” -Orange County Register#
“As directed by Warner Shook, Drukman’s script has the slick professionalism of a major movie or television production … Drukman’s comedic dialogue is loose, breezy, and informal, and his characters’ stories, jokes, and references are enhanced by their lively street slang/” -Back Stage West
“it’s a journey worth taking under Warner Shook’s careful direction, and the cast is compelling. John Capelos is hilarious as Joey, a seafood mogul whose business practices land him in prison; Nike Doukas is even funnier as his tough-talking, street smart girlfriend, Connie.” —Examiner
By Steven Drukman
Directed by Warner Shook
Audience recommendation: While drug and alcohol use are part of the action, they aren’t condoned and theater-goers of all ages should enjoy these colorful characters and their story. The show contains some profanity and is recommended for those age middle school and above.*
About the Playwright*
Steven Drukman returned to SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival last season to present The Prince of Atlantis. (His play Truth and Beauty had been presented in PPF in 2002.) His play The Bullet Round—read as part of SCR’s NewSCRipts—received its world premiere at Arena Stage in Portland, OR in 2009. His newest play, The Innocents, premiered recently at Asolo Repertory Theatre. In This Corner (on the Louis/Schmeling bouts) premiered January 2008 at The Old Globe and won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play award. Other produced plays: Another Fine Mess (Portland Center Stage, Pulitzer Prize Nomination for Drama, 2003), _Going Native _(Long Wharf Theatre), Flattery Will Get You (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Collateral Damage (Illusion Theater, Minneapolis) and Snowmaiden (Bob Hope Theatre, Dallas). The Mark Taper Forum, Intiman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Lark Theatre and many others have developed Drukman’s work. Awards: Edgerton Award for New Plays, Craig Noel Award, Paul Green Award, Alfred P. Sloan Award, Ovid Foundation, Boston Theatre Works. Other writing: The New York Times, The Village Voice, The International Herald Tribune, The Nation, others. He is the former senior editor of American Theatre magazine. Drukman teaches playwriting at NYU.