Mark your calendars! THE FATHER, the 2014 Tony award-winning play opens April 13th and runs through April 28th in the Studio Theatre @ the Depot (620 Railroad Place).
The Tony Award winning, self-proclaimed “tragic farce” by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton (noted for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sunset Boulevard, Art, and God Of Carnage) is a stunning piece of theatre.
According to England’s newspaper The Independent,
“It is devastating and disorienting...one of those plays that makes your brain hum with the unique potential of theater.”
THE FATHER is a touching play that many will find relevant. André finds himself lost in a world where he sometimes can’t find even himself. Alzheimer’s or one of the many memory disabling diseases affects not only André but his daughter and her life as well. One reviewer says of the character, “he is holding down the fort of his identity trying to maintain his dignity and his wish for privacy.” Caitlin Ochs of the New York Times continues, “The author has written a piece that allows the audience to walk into his lonely, frightening and embattled mind.
According to Jeanette Mason, director of the Old Town Playhouse production, “What I find compelling about this play is that it takes you inside André’s mind….without chronology, without clarity, while shadows distort his once clear and logical way of life.”
The play has moments that will bring you to tears while other times one of André’s stories may make you smile.