STREAMING ONLINE - AUSTIN PENDLETON Reading the New Play "James Joyce: A Short Night's Journey From No to Yes" by Joe Beck

Streaming FREE in our Virtual Screening Room from Wednesday, July 8th thru Tuesday, July 14th!
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STREAMING ONLINE - AUSTIN PENDLETON Reading the New Play "James Joyce: A Short Night's Journey From No to Yes" by Joe Beck

Streaming FREE in our Virtual Screening Room from Wednesday, July 8th thru Tuesday, July 14th!

Click "Buy Tickets" above to RSVP for FREE! - Register today!

Stage and screen legend Austin Pendleton gives a dramatic at-home reading of a new play from writer Joe Beck, based on the life of James Joyce.

Of playwright Joe Beck’s sharp, new adaptation Austin Pendleton remarks, “I feel that Joe has done the impossible: created a character for the theatre who could actually be James Joyce. This accomplishment in Joe’s writing astonished me. I would have thought it impossible. But here he is, Mr. Joyce, musing in free-from, struggling in free-form, about his writing, about his dreams and his successful efforts to create a literature that represented life as he knew it, in all it’s astounding complexity and wonder. Joe Beck finds the drama as well as the humor, and the joy, in Joyce’s struggle; and the sense of climbing a daunting mountain, going higher and higher into some literary heaven that before him had been unknown to anyone. For all these reasons it is a thrill for me to read Joe’s play aloud.”

This is a remarkable opportunity to intimately experience the charisma and versatility of one of America’s theatrical living legends – Austin Pendleton – a foremost interpreter of all things Joycean as well as an Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning, Tony-nominated director, playwright and star of Broadway and innumerable film and television appearances in a stellar career that has spanned over five decades of performance. Pendleton is directed by his colleague Elizabeth Falk, noted director of opera and theatre with a wide-ranging career that has carried her across America’s regional theaters to work in Russia, Europe and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London where she has the distinction of being the first woman to direct a play for that stage.

Austin Pendleton is an actor, a director, a playwright, and, at HB Studio in New York City, a teacher of acting.  He has acted and directed on and off-Broadway, as well as off-off-Broadway, and in regional theaters, notably the Williamstown Theatre Festival (where he also apprenticed, under the guidance of Nikos Psahcaropoulos, for many years the Artistic Director of the Festival), Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre (where he has been a member of the Ensemble since 1986), and the Long Wharf Theatre (under the leadership of Arvin Brown).  His last Broadway acting appearance was in Choir Boy, last year.  He also, on Broadway, among other appearances, originated the role of Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof, and later appeared opposite Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin in The Diary of Anne Frank.  As a director, he was nominated for a Tony for directing The Little Foxes, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton.  As a playwright, his plays include Orson's Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth, all produced in New York, around the country, and in Europe, and all published.

Elizabeth Falk has directed 74 productions of Shakespeare, contemporary and musical theatre, and opera, at such venues as Shakespeare’s Globe London, where she was the first woman ever to direct, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Theatre at Anichkov Palace St Petersburg, Russia, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival, Newport Music Festival, York Theatre NYC,  UK/AZ Festival Phoenix, Carpenter Center Long Beach and Off-Broadway, in 11 states and in Russia, South Korea, Austria, England and Australia.  Now stuck in the Covid-chute is her Broadway debut as playwright and director, and directorial gigs at Theatre for the New City, NY and an adaptation of Pagliacci for a puppet theatre in Cuba.  This is her fifth collaboration with Joe Beck, her third with Austin Pendleton. Some other luminaries she’s directed: José Ferrer, Helen Hayes, Werner Klemperer, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Stephen Lang, Tony Bennett, Richard Carpenter, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Rip Torn, Earle Hyman, Richard Cassilly, Nedda Casei and Robert White.  In May her play White Tie and Veils was Zoom-cast by Virtual Broadcasting Together.

Joseph Beck (Playwright) has written 10 dramatic plays, comedies and musicals performed in such venues as The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, The Village Gate Theater, The NYC Fringe Festival, Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF), The Manes Studio Theater, Emerging Artists Theater (EAT), The Dramatists Guild, Manhattan Rep Theater, The Cinema Arts Centre, The Drama Bookshop and has a production stalled in the pandemic pipeline, scheduled for a performance at The Argyle Theater of Babylon, LI.  You can reach him at: joegail@yahoo.com

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