Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company
THE ENTERTAINER Starring Kenneth Branagh
Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm| Members $20 | Public $25
Kenneth Branagh stars as Archie Rice, a pathetic middle-aged music-hall performer whose domestic life is as much failure as his comedy act.
The Entertainer, John Osborne’s post-war drama, is a devastating portrait of fictional vaudeville hoofer Archie Rice (Kenneth Branagh), middle-aged and angry, whose downfall has reduced him to playing in a seedy seaside revue in a crumbling music hall.
The travails of Archie Rice and his family, public masks, and private torment commentate on the decline of the British Empire and the troubles in the middle east – issues just as relevant today. 2 hours 30 minutes including 20 minute intermission.