L-R: Gustaf Gründgens, Erika Mann, Pamela Wedekind, Klaus Mann | At the time this photo was taken, Erika was engaged to Gustaf but was having an affair with Pamela, who was engaged to marry Klaus, who was romantically involved with Gustaf. They also were appearing in Klaus’s play, Anja und Esther, based on the affair between Erika and Pamela.
Our October 11 Sunday Salon reading of Klaus Mann’s Mephisto, as adapted for stage by Ariane Mnouchkine, is not to be missed! We have assembled a thrilling cast of local talent to illuminate Mann’s unforgettable and largely autobiographical collection of socialists and incipient fascists as they react to Hitler’s ascension and make fatal choices about art and life.
Klaus Mann/Sebastian Bruckner – Craig Bradshaw
Hendrik Hofgen – Brandon J. Simmons
Carola Martin – Tracy Michelle Hughes
Hans Miklas – Tyler Polumsky
Theresa von Herzfeld / Emelyne – Valerie Curtis-Newton
Otto Ulrich – Joseph Lavy
Myriam Horowitz / Actor – Emily Jo Testa
Alex / Tyler Trerise
Magnus Gottchalk / Thomas Bruckner – Carter Rodriquez
Mrs. Efeu – Eva Doak
Knurr / Publisher – Dean Wilson
Juliette / Lorenz / Ludwig – Ayo Tushinde
Erika Bruckner / General Fonnesique – Alex Highsmith
Nicoletta von Niebuhr – Sara Kaus
Theophile Sarder / Hans Josthinkel – Ben Gonio
Join us October 11 for what promises to be an exciting reading and lively discussion!
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Pomegranate & Ash (2015 at On the Boards) | “Clairvoyant” | Emily Jo Testa, Henry James Walker, Joseph Lavy & Sara Kaus | Photo: Joe Patrick Kane
Akropolis Performance Lab seeks male artists with baritone or bass singing voices for ensemble membership. The audition process, which will include a preliminary interview and several practical working sessions with APL, will be held during the month of August. We recommend requesting an invitation to audition before August 15.
This is a rare opportunity to work with an established and highly regarded ensemble-based company with deep artistic lineage and an international reputation. APL is committed to rigorous work in a highly focused and personally supportive environment. Our aesthetic signature is Theatre of Polyphony. We seek artists with a sincere commitment to ensemble development, a strong connection to or curiosity about their cultural heritage, and a desire to explore their individual potential through the vehicle of performance prioritized as artistic expression over commercial endeavor.
Committed to strengthening a more multicultural artistic community and the principle of diversity, we strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.
For complete details about this call and information about how to request an invitation to audition, click HERE.
We have some exciting announcements about our July 26 Sunday Salon reading of John Longenbaugh’s Noir thriller, The Sound in the Next Room!
The cast assembled for this reading is absolutely stellar:
EUCA/CLARICE – Alex Highsmith
MELANIE/LESLIE – Annie Paladino
CLEO – Emily Jo Testa
DANIELLE – Kate Kraay
Playwright John Longenbaugh will join us for the reading and discussion, as well.
If you haven’t already made plans for what promises to be a hot, midsummer Sunday, we hope you will join us for this great night of theatre and conversation. Registration information.
Everyone who had the Norwegian Blonde at our post-show reception after The Glas Nocturne raved about it, so we are sharing the recipe with you! It’s designed by Old Ballard Liquor Co and made with their scrumptious, caraway infused Riktig Aquavit. #GlasNocturne
Click here for the PDF: RECIPE card – Norwegian Blonde