Lanford Wilson's Modern Classic Burn This at the Mark Taper Forum
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The last date listed for Burn This was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 1:00pm.
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“_Burn This _cherishes every involuntary spark of feeling that suddenly lights up the darkness.” —New York Times
Anna is a dancer-choreographer who has lost Robbie, her best friend and collaborator, in a tragic accident. Pale is Robbie’s brother, a powder-keg lost in his own way, who arrives at her doorstep in the middle of the night. Pale is dangerous, sexy, raw and demanding, and he interrupts the course of Anna’s existence bringing major changes in her life.
This passionate modern classic, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson (Talley’s Folly_), features original music by Peter Golub, and is directed by Nicholas Martin (_Dead End at the Ahmanson,_ The House of Blue Leaves_ at the Taper) and features Brooks Ashmanskas (Julie & Julia), Ken Barnett (Puccini for Beginners, The Producers_), Zabryna Guevara (Marley & Me, All Good Things_) and Adam Rothenberg (Mad Money, The Ex-List). _B
urn This_, which had its world premiere in CTG/Mark Taper Forum’s 1986-87 season, moved to Broadway in 1987, and helped to ignite the careers of John Malkovich and Joan Allen. Newsweek said of the play, “[It] has a voracious vitality and an almost manic determination to drive right into the highest voltage that life can register.”