The New England Premiere of a
Lakes Region audiences will have the privilege of being the first in New England to see the premiere of a play the New York Times calls, â€œintelligent, cynical, disturbing and easy for 21st-century theatergoers to relate toâ€ when George Brantâ€™s Any Other Name
takes to the stage from August 6th
Set in Victorian England, the exciting melodrama introduces a brilliant poet who languishes in a dank asylum while a ruthless husband-and-wife team plots to steal his identity and, with it, the fortune and glory they believe await him. As the couple gets pulled further and further into their own deceit, the audience may be left wondering just who is sane and who is mad.
The production, directed by Bryan Halperin, will be Playhouse audienceâ€™s only chance to see actor Richard Brundage onstage this summer. Brundage, returning for his sixth summer, became a fan favorite with performances including Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days
, Louis de Rougemont in Shipwrecked
, Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,
and many others. In Any Other Name
, Brundage plays John Clark, a poet whose fame has receded since entering an asylum. Struggling poet Edward (played by Nicholas Wilder) and his wife, Margaret, (played by Rebecca Tucker) discover Clarkâ€™s whereabouts and set out to steal his latest poems in order to receive a hefty advance from Clarkâ€™s former publisher (played by Toby Miller).
Any Other Name draws in its audience by asking universal questions about how far someone will go to satisfy his or her insatiable hunger for fame and fortune.
With first rate performances from a brilliant cast and top quality production values, Any Other Name
is a must-see for audiences eager to experience something new and exciting this summer.
Any Other Name
is recommended for ages 13 and above. Performances are Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, with additional matinees Thursday, August 7th
and Monday, August 11th
at 2pm. Tickets for the Orchestra are $29, with Balcony seats for $10. There are also Student Rush tickets available one hour prior to show time, for $20 in the Orchestra, cash only.
Tickets can be ordered by calling (603)-279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org