Thursday, August 16, 2012

And We’re Off! Season Rehearsals Begin for "Absurd Person Singular"

Cast members have a laugh for our cameras during the first week of rehearsals. Left to right: Alan Smyth,
Kathleen Early, JD Cullum and Colette Kilroy.
Rehearsals started this week for our season-opener: Absurd Person Singular. This gem is Alan Ayckbourn’s first big hit—earning rave reviews at its debut in 1972 and continuing to receive popular and critical acclaim on into its 40th anniversary year. Set over three successive Christmas Eves in three different kitchens, the play listens in on the relationships of three couples as they experience fortunes that rise and fall.

Things started Monday in SCR’s rehearsal room with a read-through of the script. We’re excited to have a wonderful cast working with Director David Emmes: Tessa Auberjonois as Eva; Robert Curtis Brown as Ronald; JD Cullum as Sidney; Kathleen Early as Jane; Colette Kilroy as Marion; and Alan Smyth as Geoffrey.

Says Emmes: “Ayckbourn’s genius is in creating characters with whom we can identify; everyday people who have dreams and ambitions not dissimilar to our own.”

The production runs Sept. 7-Oct. 7 on the Segerstrom Stage. Learn more and get your tickets now!

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