A ROOM WITH A VIEW
SHOW TALKS WITH ALBERT EVANS
Every Tuesday and Wednesday before the mainstage season shows!
Next up for A Room with a View:
“There is a yes”: Personal Choice in the Edwardian Era
In all his novels, and especially in A Room With a View, E. M. Forster encourages his readers to choose what will bring them happiness, even if it’s socially risky. In Forster’s words: “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” At the turn of the twentieth century, Queen Victoria was gone, change was in the air, and more and more people — especially women — came to believe that life was empty without personal fulfillment. Join Show Talk host Albert Evans as he takes a look at the literature, music, and politics of the Edwardians, when rigid social structures were beginning to break down and, at least for the adventurous, “rooms” gave way to “views.”
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Join us for this series of delightful, insightful, and informative presentations that will take you deeper into the world of musical theater. Led by The 5th's Artistic and Music Associate and resident musical theater guru, Albert Evans, the Show Talk topics are as wide-ranging as the musicals themselves.
Show Talk Guest Speakers
Albert Evans -- 5th Avenue Artistic and Music Associate
Marc Acito (A Room with a View Book & Additional Lyrics) won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play with his comedy Birds of a Feather. He is the head writer of the musical Allegiance, which won the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Musical and broke the all-time box office record at the Old Globe. With Tony Award-winning producer Dede Harris, he is developing a one-man “monologsical” adaptation of his first novel How I Paid for College, which won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and was an Editors' Choice for The New York Times. Translated into five languages the author cannot read, the novel inspired a sequel, Attack of the Theater People. A former opera singer, he performed numerous character roles at Seattle Opera. Now a regular contributor to Playbill, Acito teaches Story Structure to writers of all mediums at NYU. He owes everything to the patient guidance of Floyd Sklaver. www.marcacito.com Join Marc, along with Albert, at our A Room with a View Show Talk on Wednesday, April 16th.
Marta Zekan -- Radio Journalist, Classical KING FM
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