An entrancing evening of theatre history, through the eyes of Ira Aldridge, played by John Douglas Thompson.
Historic, artistic and just plain fascinating, the story of a black actor in 19th Century London comes alive as award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson joins forces with the daring director Daniela Varon to bring “Red Velvet” to us, in its first American production at Shakespeare & Company.
Conductor Jacques Lacombe made his Tanglewood debut last year, and was back in a stirring program by American composers with actor John Douglas Thompson for the Lincoln Portrait and Kirill Gerstein for the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F.
For its July 3 concert, the Boston Symphony chose Copland’s Lincoln Portrait as its penultimate salute to freedom. John Douglas Thompson, one of the greatest actors of his generation, will read excerpts from Lincoln’s words, including portions of the Gettysburg Address.
The acclaimed production, including its original Chicago cast, is slated for a six-week run in the BAM Harvey Theater from Feb 5 to March 15, 2015.
Once again John Douglas Thompson proves himself both an actor and hero for all seasons.
Mother Courage is a perfect fit for Olympia Dukakis, as is Brecht for Shakespeare & Company