The Alley Theatre Reviews
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Riveting American Classic
All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Theresa Rebeck
Previews start March 27, Opens April 1, Through April 19, 2015
All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s first commercial success, was inspired by the story of a successful businessman who sold the government defective airplane parts during World War II. The play takes place following the war, as the Keller family desperately hopes that their son Larry, who was missing in action three years earlier will return home. As their other son prepares to propose to the woman he loves, who was Larry’s girlfriend when he went missing, the Kellers confront realities and family secrets are revealed. Contains mature themes.
Renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck returns to the Alley to direct All My Sons. She is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and the Alley Theatre has produced five of her plays including the world premiere of Fool in 2014, What We’re Up Against in 2012, Mauritius in 2009, The Scene in 2007 and Bad Dates in 2005. Rebeck’s awards include the Mystery Writer’s of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody, all for her work on NYPD Blue. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award for The Family of Mann, and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for The Bells. Mauritius was originally produced at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where it received the 2007 IRNE Award for Best New Play as well as the Eliot Norton Award. Other awards include the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, the Athena Film Festival Award, an Alex Award, a Lilly Award and in 2011 she was named one of the 150 Fearless Women in the World by Newsweek.
Funny, moving, sexy and spectacular
Tristan & Yseult
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Writers: Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy
Previews start April 24, Opens April 29, Through May 24, 2015
Britain’s innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh makes their Texas debut with a wonderfully inventive, utterly timeless, delightful tale of love. Cornish King Mark rules with his head, until he falls head over heels for his enemy’s sister. Based on the ancient tale, Tristan & Yseult revels in forbidden desires, broken hearts and grand passions. Seen through the eyes of the ‘Unloved,’ Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music and tender truths in an irresistible night of love! For mature audiences, adult language and sexual situations.
George Gershwin Alone
Music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Hershey Felder
With Hershey Felder as George Gershwin
Directed by Joel Zwick
Previews start May 29, Opens June 3, Through June 21, 2015
George Gershwin’s genius and his fascinating, too short life are celebrated in this remarkable performance by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and comic evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris such as, “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Summertime,” and “I Got Rhythm” – it’s a tribute to the American song book and to an extraordinary American character. Rave reviews include: “Furiously dramatic” (The New York Times), “dazzling…sheer genius” (NY Daily News) and “glorious and fascinating” (USA Today). Suitable for general audiences.
Marvelously Funny Comedy
By Larry Shue
Directed by James Black
Previews start July 3, Opens July 8, Through August 9, 2015
The Foreigner is one of the most popular comedies in the Alley’s history. In the marvelously funny comedy, Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean leads the cast of this comic gem, set in a remote fishing lodge, where socially awkward Charlie discovers intriguing and dangerous secrets under the guise of a foreigner who speaks no English. Suitable for general audiences.
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