Tag: Tom Quaintance
American dramatist and screenwriter Arthur Miller adapted Lars Nordenson’s translation of An Enemy of the People, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s rebuttal play for his Ghosts, which was variously referred to as “abominable,” “revoltingly suggestive,” “malodorous,” “Maunderings of nookshotten Norwegians,” and more epithets of displeasure. Ibsen was more concerned with larger questions than syphilis and its… Read More ›
Arthur Miller’s 1950 Adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen Is a Timely Topical Drama
Next up for PlayMakers Repertory Company is An Enemy of the People, American playwright Arthur Miller’s provocative and surprisingly timely 1950 adaptation of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s incendiary drama about a reluctant whistleblower whose valiant efforts to warn his fellow citizens about a threat to their health result in his being branded as a pariah…. Read More ›
The PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory, under the direction of Tom Quaintance, will present a youth-theater production of the Tony Award®-winning 1979 Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on July 17-21 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art…. Read More ›
When PlayMakers Repertory Company chose Donald Margulies’ dazzling but technically daunting 2009 Off-Broadway show, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), as its final Fall 2010 main-stage production, the PRC cast and creative team had magic to do — considerable magic — to bring this picaresque tale of would-be adventurer Louis de Rougemont (nee Henri Louis Grin, 1847-1921) to full, glorious life.
The culmination of their studies, a frisky four-day run of Rupert Holmes’ 1986 Tony Award-winning musical DROOD — THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, was a delightful evening’s entertainment.