Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Redgrave to Perform Rachel and Juliet in Arizona - Playbill.com

Redgrave to Perform Rachel and Juliet in Arizona - Playbill.com

By Andrew Gans
05 Jan 2010

Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
photo by Joan Marcus

Lynn Redgrave
photo by Joan Marcus


Lynn Redgrave, most recently seen in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of her solo show Nightingale, will bring her new one-woman evening, Rachel and Juliet, to Arizona's Invisible Theatre later this month.

Performances at the Tucson venue are scheduled for Jan. 16 at 8 PM and Jan. 17 at 3 PM.

In Rachel and Juliet, Redgrave, according to press notes, 'pays tribute to her mother, actress Rachel Kempson, whose love affair with the role of Juliet and search for her own Romeo lasted her entire life. Interweaving remembrances, Ms. Kempson’s own words and passages from Shakespeare, Ms. Redgrave has created an unforgettable companion piece to her Tony Award-nominated Shakespeare For My Father (which traces her relationship with her father, the late Michael Redgrave).'

Redgrave is also the author of The Mandrake Root.

Redgrave is a 2006 Tony Award nominee for Best Actress in a Play (The Constant Wife), a 1993 Tony Award nominee for Best Actress in a Play (Shakespeare for My Father, which she wrote) and a 1976 Tony Award nominee for Best Actress in a Play (Mrs. Warren's Professsion).

She is a two-time Academy Award nominee (1999, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Gods and Monsters' and 1967 Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Georgy Girl').

Rachel and Juliet will be performed at The Berger Performing Arts Center (1200 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson). Tickets are priced at $42 and are available by calling (520) 882-9721.

For more information visit www.invisibletheatre.com.