New Production Now on Stage
The world premiere of Asylum in Georgia, a Southern Gothic comedy written by John C. Davenport, has opened to enthusiastic audiences. Only ten performances, Feb. 13-29, 2020, at West of Lenin theatre in Seattle. Directed by Cindy Giese French. This is Red Rover's fourth production.
A Texas TV anchorwoman on “administrative leave” comes to the tiny Georgia town of Throckmorton, which she visited as a girl. She meets a few of the locals, some of whom are a little short on Southern hospitality. She has just dropped off her son (who has his own issues) to start college in Atlanta. But the big questions concern a pile of bricks in Throckmorton that may provide some answers about her late father. And did we mention it's a comedy?
What Audiences Said about Our Last Production
"Visiting Cezanne moved me greatly and brought me to tears at times. Needless to say your story pushed many emotions in my own life as an artist. Your research on Paul Cezanne was cunning. Thanks for a wonderful theatrical experience."
- George Woodall, veteran Seattle artist
"This beautifully directed and acted production of Visiting Cezanne plumbs its characters with precision and tenderness. Duane Kelly’s work has the gentle mastery and heartfulness you might expect of Horton Foote, and comic plot twists that would make Alan Ayckbourn proud. It doesn’t get better than this."
- Brad Warren, Writer and Editor
"So inspiring for artists."
- Eleanor Moseley Pollnow, Seattle actress and playwright
"I don’t want to overload you too much with flattery (or maybe I do)... we talked about the play all the way driving home (and in a good way). Did I tell you we live 45 minutes away?"
- Paul Sobrie, Seattle actor
"Because of attending the play my husband has started writing again. It was so inspirational that after not writing for a year he is again at it! We both loved the play."
"Surprising and beautiful with a lovely French essence."
- Janet "Elle" Raynor, scholar and performer of French cabaret music
What represents failure and success for artists? Unknown painter Nora Baker visits the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2016. From there she travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. Nora desperately wants to get back to 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in Nora’s crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah.
Play about Paul Cezanne
Visiting Cezanne will have its European premiere at the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A team of Scottish theatre artists will present 23 performances, Aug. 6-30. Red Rover premiered Visiting Cezanne in March, 2018 for eight sold-out performances at 18th & Union Arts Space in Seattle. Andrew McGinn directed. A second production opened Feb. 15, 2019 at Burien Actors Theatre in Seattle.