- When: Monday, 27 May 2019
Where: Emerson College, Forest Row
Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)
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A one-man play of two pieces by master American writer Kurt Vonnegut, performed by Glen Williamson.
In The Kid Nobody Could Handle, a trumpet and a pair of boots compete for the soul of a destructive teenager, as a kind and gregarious high school band teacher confronts a humourless foster father.
Who Am I This Time? is a wacky yet moving comedy about a small-town production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Celebrating the healing power of school bands and community theatre, this is Kurt Vonnegut at his most human and heartwarming. The great American writer’s hyperbolic narrative turns out to be wonderfully theatrical.
Glen Williamson is a founding member in New York City of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater, appeared in numerous productions with both companies, as well as with Walking the dog Theater. He currently plays multiple roles in the touring productions of The Gospel of John and Goethe’s Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily as well as the title role in Aeschylus Unbound, which Williamson co-wrote with the late film star Mala Powers. Williamson has given his one-man performances of The Tragedy of Mephistopheles, The Incarnation of the Logos, Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince, and Kurt Vonnegut’s The Kid Nobody Could Handle and Who Am I This Time? throughout North America and in Europe. Other appearances include Rudolf Steiner’s The Souls’ Awakening and the award-winning off-Broadway run of Glen’s one-man play The Boy Who Saw True. He trained in the Michael Chekhov acting technique and at The Juilliard School and has acted with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire. His production company Anthropos seeks to uphold and celebrate what is truly human through the arts of theater and storytelling. (AnthroposTheater.com)