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I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER April 16 - June 5, 2011
   

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NEWS:

Philip Baker Hall in LA STAGE TIMES

PHILIP BAKER HALL in LAStageTIMES!
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Philip Baker Hall joins the cast!

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EXTENDED!
Now playing through June 19!

I Never Sang for My Father

"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 by Robert Anderson
directed by Cameron Watson

produced by Jack Stehlin
and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

Starring
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    

NO PERFORMANCE SUNDAY JUNE 12


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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

"[Anne Gee] Byrd is remarkable!"
Back Stage

"Sloan is wonderfully understated and focused in his performance, striking exactly the right tone and refusing any impulse toward sentimentality."
Back Stage


****

"Philip Baker Hall's unflinching performance is simply spectacular!"

"Anne Gee Byrd is also magnificent!"
LA Times

****

GO!
"Pitch Perfect!"

LA Weekly

****

"A Mature Audience can appreciate the truly honest performances of every member of the cast, under Cameron Watson's
experienced direction."
Beverly Hills Press / Park LaBrea News

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"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!"


"A Memorable and Important Production."

Huffington Post

 

****


"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

****

"Brilliantly written...powerfully engrossing!"
Tolucan Times


CAST

Philip Baker Hall
Anne Gee Byrd
John Sloan
Dee Ann Newkirk    
Philip Baker Hall
Anne Gee Byrd
John Sloan
Dee Ann Newkirk    
           
Tim Halligan
Paul Messinger
John Combs
Chelsea Povall
 
Tim Halligan
Paul Messinger
John Combs
Chelsea Povall
Brittani Ebert
 
 
 

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