[act-ma] 4/30 - Edward Albee, Rick Lombardo, and Karen MacDonald discuss the future of theater

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Fri Apr 20 07:53:36 PDT 2007


The Ford Hall Forum Free Public Lecture
and Discussion Series presents

Does Theater Have a Future?
 The Players Look Forward Š

  
 
with
Edward Albee,  Rick Lombardo, and  Karen MacDonald
moderated by Ed Siegel

 Monday, April 30, at 6:30-8:00 pm
 at the
 Rabb Auditorium
 Boston Public Library
(by the Boylston Street entrance- directions at
www.fordhallforum.org/directions.html)

-FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-

³You need three things in the theater,² said Kenneth Haigh, ³The play, the
actors and the audience, and each must give something.²  Today, with
expanding options for at-home-entertainment, the theater is faced with
increasing competition to attract the last, and perhaps, most important
element ‹ the audience. What is it that still draws millions every year to a
darkened auditorium and a stage? What are writers, directors, and actors
doing to bring in new generations of theater goers? Will we continue to make
our way to Broadway and regional productions for decades and centuries to
come?  Ford Hall Forum brings together playwright Edward Albee (playwright,
three-time Pulitzer Prize winner), Rick Lombardo (director, and producing
artistic director at New Repertory Theatre), Karen MacDonald (actress,
founding member of American Repertory Theater), and arts critic Ed Siegel to
reflect on current and future directions of theater.

Come join the conversation.



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