Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Spot of News

Judd Hirsch, John Procaccino and Matthew Boston to participate in “A Celebration of Herb Gardner” at Intiman TheatreMonday, June 1 at 7 pm


Tickets are $10 and are on sale now from www.intiman.org or 206.269.1900


SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Managing Director Brian Colburn, will present a special conversation between actors Judd Hirsch, John Procaccino and Matthew Boston about the work of playwright Herb Gardner on Monday, June 1 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available now fromwww.intiman.org or 206.269.1900.


The event will celebrate the life and work of Herb Gardner, who Judd Hirsch has called “one of the great humorists and social consciences of our time.” Gardner made his playwriting debut with the comedy A Thousand Clowns, now on stage at Intiman through June 17, with Matthew Boston as Murray Burns.


Judd Hirsch is considered the preeminent interpreter of Gardner ’s work. He starred in the original Broadway productions of his plays I’m Not Rappaport and Conversations with My Father, winning Tony Awards for both performances. He also appeared in the premiere of Conversations at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1991. Among his other Gardner credits, he starred as Murray Burns in a 1996 Broadway revival of A Thousand Clowns and in the 1984 film The Goodbye People.


John Procaccino has appeared on Broadway in Gardner ’s A Thousand Clowns and Conversations with My Father, both times appearing with Hirsch. The two actors are currently in Seattle starring at ACT in Richard Dresser’s comedy Below the Belt, running now through June 21.


Intiman’s “Celebration of Herb Gardner” will take place on the set of A Thousand Clowns. The three actors will be interviewed, and have the chance to ask questions of each other about performing his work. 


For tickets or more information, visit www.intiman.org or call 206.269.1900. Seating will be general admission.


Seasonal support for Intiman Theatre is provided by ArtsFund; Intiman Theatre Foundation; Kreielsheimer Remainder Foundation; The Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and Washington State Arts Commission.

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