Seminar

Seminar

by Theresa Rebeck / directed by Alicia Dempster

February 19,20 25,26,27 March 4,5,6 11,12 2016

In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting comedy that took Broadway by storm. Parental advisory: Seminar explores adult themes and language. It's not recommended for children under 13. [Read More]

Photos: Ghostlight Photography

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2/05/16 Fighting Words TheatreWorks Opens 2016 Season on February 19 with the scathing comedy 'Seminar' by Theresa Rebeck

2/03/16 TheatreWorks New Milford Holds Casting Call for The Tale of the Allergist's Wife February 22 – 23

1/08/16 Calendar Notice for 'Seminar' February 19 – March 12

12/21/15 TheatreWorks Adds Three Performances to Romantic Comedy 'Bell, Book & Candle'

12/18/15 TheatreWorks Re-Opens Romantic
Comedy 'Bell, Book & Candle' December 18

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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife Auditions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, February 22nd & 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30 at the theatre. [read more]

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The work and the sharp-edged humor fly in Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar." (l to r:) Chris Luongo, Reesa Roccapriore, Kevin Sosbe, Jim Dietter, and Anya Caravella.
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Set work for "Seminar" in progress. Not QUITE finished, but getting there. And it's not the only set you'll see. There's a surprise inside like a box of Cracker Jacks.
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: TheatreWorks is proud to announce our summer show, running July 8th to 30th: It's "[title of show]!" A very funny Broadway musical that centers on two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. More info will be coming your way soon! ... See moreSee less

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Theatreworks New Milford shared Ian McKellen's photo.

Two days ago, veteran actor Alan Rickman sadly passed away at the age of 69. As part of his illustrious career, Mr. Rickman originated the role of "Leonard" on Broadway in September 2011 in the play "Seminar," which premieres at TheatreWorks next month. With so many tributes out there to honor this outstanding thespian, we want to share this one with you, penned by friend and colleague Sir Ian McKellen, It seemed most apt and heartfelt in celebrating the incredible life and career of Alan Rickman.
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ALAN RICKMAN (1946-2016) There is so much that is matchless to remember about Alan Rickman. His career was at the highest level, as actor on stage and screen and as director ditto. His last bequest of his film “A Little Chaos” and his indelible performance as Louis 14th, should now reach the wider audience they deserve. Beyond a career which the world is indebted to, he was a constant agent for helping others. Whether to institutions like RADA or to individuals and certainly to me, his advice was always spot-on. He put liberal philanthropy at the heart of his life. He and Rima Horton (50 years together) were always top of my dream-list dinner guests. Alan would by turns be hilarious and indignant and gossipy and generous. All this delivered sotto, in that convoluted voice, as distinctive as Edith Evans, John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Alec Guinness, Alastair Sim or Bowie, company beyond compare. When he played Rasputin, I was the Tzar Nicholas. Filming had started before I arrived in St Petersburg. Precisely as I walked into the hotel-room, the phone rang. Alan, to say welcome, hope the flight was tolerable and would I like to join him and Greta Scacchi and others in the restaurant in 30 minutes? Alan, the concerned leading man. On that film, he discovered that the local Russian crew was getting an even worse lunch than the rest of us. So he successfully protested. On my first day before the camera, he didn’t like the patronising, bullying tone of a note which the director gave me. Alan, seeing I was a little crestfallen, delivered a quiet, concise resumé of my career and loudly demanded that the director up his game. Behind his starry insouciance and careless elegance, behind that mournful face, which was just as beautiful when wracked with mirth, there was a super-active spirit, questing and achieving, a super-hero, unassuming but deadly effective. I so wish he’d played King Lear and a few other classical challenges but that’s to be greedy. He leaves a multitude of fans and friends, grateful and bereft. -- Ian McKellen, London, 14 January 2016 Photo: Ian McKellen, Greta Scacchi and Alan Rickman at the Golden Globe Awards, 1997

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Never before in TheatreWorks' history have we been so humbled by you, our friends and patrons, for helping make "Bell, Book & Candle" such a success. In addition, we can't thank our cast, crew, and production team enough for persevering so that the "show could go on." And it did. Thanks to all of you. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre in 2016! ... See moreSee less

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Theresa Rebeck's contemporary comedy "Seminar," coming to Theatreworks New Milford February 19th and running through March 12th.
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The Ghostlight. We'll be lighted up again soon.
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