SOUTH MOUNTAIN | written & directed by Hilary Brougher | SXSW Film Fest | March '19
Lila (TALIA BALSAM), is an artist who teaches at a Community college and has built a modest rural paradise in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her husband, Edgar (SCOTT COHEN). Soon after their teen daughters head off on Summer adventures, and her best friend Gigi (ANDRUS NICHOLS) begins Chemotherapy, Edgar reveals he’s begun a new family with another woman, leaving Lila alone for a season of explosive grief and self re-discovery that focuses on an unconventional friendship with a younger man (MICHAEL OBERHOLTZER). www.southmountainfilm.com
THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE
A LESSON FROM ALOES
by Athol Fugard | directed by Darko Tresnjak
HARTFORD STAGE | MAY 17–JUNE 10, 2018
"Mr. Tresnjak’s staging of “Aloes” is noteworthy for its poetic unity: Every element of the production locks together into a seamless whole... The cast is up to the challenge of filling this disorienting space, especially Ms. Nichols, who first came to my notice six years ago when she starred in the title role of Bedlam’s small-scale off-off-Broadway revival of “Saint Joan,” proving herself then and thereafter to be an actor of extraordinary force and focus. The impression that she made in Bedlam’s radically reconceived revivals of the classics was no fluke: Ms. Nichols’s work in “Aloes” is so formidable that it might threaten to throw the show out of balance were it not for the fact that her co-stars are so accomplished." – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
RISE | NBC
EPISODE 107: This Will, God Willing, Get Better
From Jason Katims, writer and executive producer of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.
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THE GOODMAN THEATRE | CHICAGO | A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE | directed by IVO VAN HOVE
Visionary Belgian director IVO VAN HOVE injects a raw, pulsating energy into Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic about familial betrayal and fighting for the American Dream. Recipient of 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director.