"Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship."
Robert Anderson's 1968 family drama I Never Sang for My Father tells the story of the tumultuous and sometimes humorous relationship between a college professor son, his loving mother, and his aging, domineering father.
written byRobert Anderson directed byCameron Watson
produced byJack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
Philip Baker Hall, Anne Gee Byrd, John Sloan,
Dee Ann Newkirk, Tim Halligan, Paul Messinger,
John Combs, Brittany Ebert, Nicole DuPort
Scenic Design John Iacovelli
Costume Design Terri Lewis
Lighting Design Jared Sayeg
VENUE McCadden Theatre
1157 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA
NEW PERFORMANCE DATES:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm APRIL 16 - JUNE 19
Sunday Matinees: at 3pm
Critic's Pick! "A HISTORIC PERFORMANCE!" "Robert Anderson's classic family drama
"I Never Sang for My Father," about a son's longing for a father's love, gets a heart-wrenching, luminous outing featuring the talents of an extraordinary cast under the direction of Cameron Watson and capped by an inspirational performance by Philip Baker Hall." Back Stage
**** "A Must See Production!" "Now is the time to witness one of the great performances being conducted on any stage across the spectrum of Southern California theater. Philip Baker Hall is playing Tom Garrison in Robert Anderson’s prescient 1968 play, I Never Sang for My Father. It is one of the most truthful and detailed portrayals you’re likely to see in this or any other year for that matter." ShowMag.com
**** WOW! "Must See!" "As long as there are parents and children and their accompanying relationship ups-and-downs, Robert Anderson’s I Never Sang For My Father will remain every bit as relevant to our times as the latest World Premiere drama. For proof positive, do not fail to catch The New American Theatre’s superb revival at the McCadden Place Theatre."
[Anne Gee]Byrd, L.A. theater’s answer to Vanessa Redgrave, creates a Margaret any one of us would be grateful to call Mother, warm, generous, unselfish, optimistic, witty, and impossible to forget. Thanks to Byrd’s powerful work, Margaret’s presence remains vivid long after her passing. StageSceneLA
**** "It is a magical performance
of the highest caliber" "This is the first outing for The New American Theatre (formerly Circus Theatricals) and it’s obvious that producers Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin are a nurturing presence. Support I Never Sang For My Father, for it is a reminder of the generous spirit of theatre folk who are not interested in self-aggrandizement, but in theatre as an art form that brings the community together." StageandCinema.com ****
"A Heart-wrenching, Luminous Outing From
The New American Theatre!"
"Philip Baker Hall Stars In Powerful Revival of 'I Never Sang For My Father'...this production is a triumph!" The current production by the New American Theatre is excellent all around, but is made a must-see by Philip Baker Hall's magnificent lead performance.
"[Dee Ann] Newkirk brings notable intensity as the rightfully bitter Alice." LAist