By Kenneth Jones
02 Feb 2012
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Look Back in Anger, according to Roundabout, "is often regarded as a pivotal theatrical work of the last century…a shocking and vibrant drama about four people struggling to live together and love each other in 1950s England."
The limited engagement plays to April 8 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre at 111 W. 46th Street.
The company includes Adam Driver (Roundabout's Man and Boy and Mrs. Warren's Profession) as pal Cliff, Sarah Goldberg (London's Clybourne Park - Olivier nomination, Best Supporting Actress) as Allison, Matthew Rhys (TV's "Brothers & Sisters") as Allison's rough husband Jimmy and Charlotte Parry (Roundabout's The Importance of Being Earnest) as Allison's actress friend, Helena.
Look Back in Anger premiered in 1956 at the Royal Court Theatre in London; critics soon identified it as part of "an angry young man" trend in British playwriting. In 1957, the play opened on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Roundabout's productions of Osborne's work include Look Back in Anger (1980), Inadmissible Evidence (1981) and The Entertainer (1982). Osborne died in 1994.
Director Gold is a Roundabout Theatre Company associate artist and recently staged the acclaimed production of Tigers Be Still at Roundabout Underground. He directed Broadway's Seminar. He also staged Off-Broadway's We Live Here (MTC) and Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons), among other plays.
Look Back in Anger plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.
For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.