So many terrific musical theatre performers I have met feel nervous — or even downright terrified — of tackling their first Shakespearean role. Let’s put an end to the notion that performers whose main experience has been acting and singing in musicals should not be playing Shakespeare, right now. In fact, they are uniquely equipped […]
The exquisite Lizzy DeClement and commanding Giuseppe Bausillio gave brave, iconic performances as Wendla and Melchior in Marvell Rep’s acclaimed production of Wedekind’s SPRING’S AWAKENING, part of our season devoted to works that had been burned and banned. Wedekind’s play is even more controversial than the musical. Photo by Jill Usdan.
The jolting moment of possession in THE DYBBUK–a seminal, but rarely produced ghost story about a young Jewish bride who is possessed by the spirit of her dead love on the day of her wedding. Like ROMEO AND JULIET meets THE EXORCIST, Yiddish style. A brilliant cast of 22–just about the largest company on any […]
At once delicate and devastating, Arthur Schnitzler’s rarely seen FLIRTATION is all about the consequences of trifling with love. In just a few weeks of rehearsal, Marvell’s extraordinary seven member cast achieved the kind of sensitively-attuned repertory acting that usually only comes with years of playing together.