TRAFALGAR STUDIOS TWO
12 JULY - 4 Aug, 2018
New York City. The late 1950's.
Two broken souls reach out to each other in an attempt to stick themselves back together again.
Jerry the brooding Nebraska lawyer has relocated to New York City to escape an unhappy marriage and meets a beatnik dancer from the Bronx, Gittel, whose life is drifting after a number of failed relationships in William Gibson’s timeless comedy drama.
Despite their very different backgrounds and personalities, this unlikely couple embark on a bittersweet and tempestuous love affair which forces them to confront, with heartfelt honesty, the very nature of who they are and want they want from love and life. Their relationship hits the rocks when their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.
William gibson - author
William Gibson (November 13, 1914 – November 25, 2008) was an American playwright and novelist. He won the Tony Award for Best Play for The Miracle Worker in 1959, which he later adapted for the film version in 1962.
Gibson's Broadway debut had been with Two for the Seesaw in 1958, a critically acclaimed two-character play which starred Henry Fonda and, in her own Broadway debut, Anne Bancroft. It was directed by Arthur Penn. Gibson published a chronicle of the vicissitudes of rewriting for the sake of this production with a nonfiction book in the following year, The Seesaw Log. His most famous play is The Miracle Worker (1959), the story of Helen Keller's childhood education, which won him the Tony Award for Best Play after he adapted it from his original 1957 telefilm script. He adapted the work again for the 1962 film version, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; the same actresses who previously had won Tony Awards for their performances in the stage version, Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, received Academy Awards for the film version as well. Arthur directed both the stage and film versions.
His other works include Dinny and the Witches (1948, revised 1961), in which a jazz musician incurs the wrath of three Shakespearean witches by blowing a riff which stops time; the book for the musical version of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy (1964), which earned him yet another Tony nomination; A Mass for the Dead (1968), an autobiographical family chronicle; A Cry of Players (1968), a speculative account of the life of young William Shakespeare (with Anne Bancroft starring for Gibson, this time as Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway); Goodly Creatures (1980), about Puritan dissident Anne Hutchinson; and Monday After the Miracle (1982), a continuation of the Helen Keller story. His ill-received Golda (1977), a work about the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir became so popular in its revised version, Golda's Balcony (2003), that it set a record as the longest-running one-woman play in Broadway history on January 2, 2005.
GARY CONDES - Director
Gary has spent over 20 years working as a professional actor with an extensive career in Film, TV and Theatre. Career highlights include working alongside: Sam Rockwell (Moon), Helena Bonham Carter (Wings Of The Dove), Ray Winstone (Five Seconds To Spare) and Colin Firth (Fever Pitch).
The last 10 years has seen him develop into an acclaimed acting teacher and coach, running specialist acting courses in London and all over Europe and privately coaching clients for roles on various high profile productions including: Lars Von Triers 'Nymphomaniac', Paolo Sorrentino’s 'Youth', Andy Serkis’s 'Breathe’, Warner Bros 'Fantastic Beasts 2', HBO’s 'Game Of Thrones', BBC’s 'Peaky Blinders', Sony Pictures 'Outlander', Sky Atlantic’s 'Fortitude', Sky1‘s '24 Live Another Day', Netflix’s 'Medici', ITV’s 'Harlots', BBC’s 'The Three Musketeers', Freeform’s 'Siren', National Theatre’s 'The Great Wave', Donmar Theatre’s 'The Lady From The Sea’, The Young Vic’s 'Hamlet', Hampstead Theatre’s 'The Arrest Of Ai Wei Wei' and The Globe Theatre’s 'Troilus & Cressida'.
For Buckland Gary has directed; Luv by Murray Schisgal (Nominated for the Off West End awards for Best Director); Some Girls by Neil LaBute(Nominated for the Off West End awards for Best Director & Best Production); Miss Julie by August Strindberg.
MAX DOREY - Set & Costume Design
Max was nominated for 'Best Set Design' for the 2016 UK Theatre Awards for And Then Come The Nightjars. He’s also 8 time nominated for ‘Best Set Design’ in the offwestend awards.
Credits include: Teddy (Vaults Theatre); Julius Caesar: First Encounters (Royal Shakespeare Company); Talk Radio (Old Red Lion); Tryst (Tabard Theatre); The End of Hope (Soho Theatre); Insignificance (Arcola Theatre); Abigail (Bunker Theatre); Luv (Park Theatre); The Collector (The Vaults); Cargo (Arcola Theatre); Last of the Boys (Southwark Playhouse); After Independence (Arcola Theatre/ Papatango); P’Yongyang (Finborough Theatre); No Villain (Trafalgar Studios); All The Little Lights (Fifth Word); And Then Come The Nightjars (Theatre503/ Bristol Old Vic/UK tour); Orson’s Shadow, Teddy (Southwark Playhouse); Lardo, Marching On Together (Old Red Lion); Coolatully (Finborough Theatre); Sleight and Hand (Edinburgh Fringe); I Can Hear You, This Is Not An Exit (The Place at the Courtyard, RSC/Royal Court Upstairs); Count Ory (Blackheath Halls); Black Jesus (Finborough Theatre); The Duke In darkness, Marguerite (Tabard Theatre); Disco Pigs (Tristan Bates)
CHRISTOPHER NAIRNE - Lighting Design
Christopher was awarded OffWestEnd.com’s ‘Best Lighting Designer’ award in 2016 for Teddy at Southwark Playhouse.
Previously for Buckland Theatre Company, he lit Luv at the Park Theatre.
Credits include: Teddy, Great Odds and Judith: A Parting from the Body (UK tours); Jerusalem (Watermill Theatre); Mayfly and Little Light (Orange Tree Theatre); Suzy Storck (Gate Theatre); This Beautiful Future (The Yard Theatre); Gin for Breakfast (Tristan Bates Theatre); Cargo and After Independence (Arcola Theatre); Chinglish and The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre); Speech & Debate and BU21 (Trafalgar Studios); Home Chat and Coolatully (Finborough Theatre); Last of the Boys, This Will End Badly and Johnny Got His Gun (Southwark Playhouse); and Lionboy (Complicite international tour).
Opera credit includes: L’Agrippina (Barber Opera); Madame Butterfly, Jephtha, La Bohème and Macbeth (Iford Arts); Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera); Belshazzar (Trinity Laban Conservatoire); Vivienne (Linbury Studio, ROH); and La Bohème (OperaUpClose, 2011 Olivier award winner).
MAX PAPPENHEIM - Sound Design
Credits include: The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse); The Children (Royal Court/Manhattan Theatre Club); Humble Boy, The Lottery of Love, Sheppey, Blue/Heart, Little Light, The Distance (Orange Tree); Dry Powder, Sex with Strangers, Labyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); Miss Julie (Theatre by the Lake/Jermyn Street); The Gaul (Hull Truck); Cookies (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Teddy, Fabric, Invincible (National Tours);Toast (Park Theatre/59E59 Theaters, New York); Jane Wenham (Out of Joint); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); My Eyes Went Dark (Traverse, Edinburgh);Cargo (Arcola); CommonWealth (Almeida); Creve Coeur (Print Room); Wink (Theatre503); Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie (English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Cardinal, Kiki's Delivery Service, Fiji Land (Southwark Playhouse); Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios); Martine, Black Jesus, Somersaults (Finborough); The Hotel Plays (Langham Hotel).
Opera includes: Miranda (Opéra Comique, Paris); Vixen (Vaults/International Tour); Carmen:Remastered (ROH/Barbican).
Radio includes: Home Front (BBC Radio 4); Associate Artist of The Faction and Silent Opera
PIP ROBINSON - PRODUCTION MANAGER
ALICE SIMONATO - ASSOCIATE DESIGNER
DAN SAGGARS - ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER /PROGRAMMER
BESSIE HITCHIN - DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER
DAISY ON - ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
LAURA PAVAN - SET AND COSTUME WORK EXPERIENCE
TRAFALGAR STUDIOS TWO
12 JULY - 4 AUG, 2018