FINKS by Joe Gilford: Playing now through July 1st at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. The fictionalized story of Jack and Madeline Gilford and their struggles against the anti-Communist blacklists of the 50s. Featuring Jim Stanek, Donna Vivino, Gabriel Marin, Leo Ash Evens, Michael Barrett Austin, Richard Frederick, George Psarras and yours truly, Robert Sicular as Representative Francis E. Walter, Chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee. An important and entertaining show, FINKS is more timely that ever. Directed by the always amazing Giovanna Sardelli. Be there . . .
World premiere of Jon Jory's adaptation of James M. Cain's classic noir novel of lust and murder, playing April 11th through May 6th, 2018 at The San Jose Stage Company. Directed by Kenneth Kelleher the production stars Jonathan Rhys Williams, Allison Rich, Justin Gordon, Mike Bellino, Tanya Marie and your truly in the duo roles of Nick the Greek and Katz the Lawyer. Be there . . .
From the Silver Screen to your local stage! Shakespeare in Love gets its Bay Area premiere at the Marin Theatre Company this Holiday season. Playing from November 24th through December 23rd, it's a rollicking good time for the whole family. Given innovative staging by Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis and featuring 13 of the Bay Area's best actors, the show is filled with drama, love, poetry, sword fights, music and a bit with a dog. For more info and tickets go to marintheatre.org
Thomas and Sally, Thomas Bradshaw's world premiere play about the controversial and complicated dynamic between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings plays now through October 22nd (with a possible extension to the 29th). A dynamite cast includes Mark Anderson Phillips as Jefferson, Tara Pacheco as Sally, with L. Peter Callender, Scott Coopwood, Ella Dershowitz, Rosie Hallett, William Hodgson, Cameron Matthews, Charlotte Speigner, and yours truly, Robert Sicular. I play a spate of roles, including Ben Franklin and John Wayles, Sally's father. Jasson Minadakis directs. Tickets are going fast so come on down and be part of history! For tickets and more info go to marintheatre.org.
Yes friends, I'm out in beautiful Boulder, Colorado for the summer participating in the 60th anniversary season of the venerable Colorado Shakespeare Festival. I'm playing the title role in Julius Caesar, directed by the brilliant Anthony Powell and set - can you believe it? - in Ancient Rome, and Baptista Minola in a hilarious post WWII version of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by comic genius Christopher DuVal. Also, towards the end of the season, I'll be participating in the Original Practices production of Henry VI, Part 3, playing the Princely Duke of York and the effete and conniving King of France. Other shows in the season are Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Come on down! For tickets and more info please go to coloradoshakes.org
Wolf Soldiers" - a staged reading
- TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
Come to a free staged reading of Aidan O'Reilly's adaptation of Georg Büchner's classic tale, "Woyzeck". One performance only, this event takes place at the Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley. The reading features such luminous talents as Michael Cassidy, David Cramer, Luisa Frasconi, Heather Gordon, Cole Alexander Smith, Teddy Spencer, Howard Swain, Ryan Tasker and, of course, yours truly, Robert Sicular. Phoebe Moyer directs. Click here for more details.
Come one and come all to this year's California Revels: A Revels Christmas in Wales, performing at the incomparable Scottish Rite Temple at Lake Merritt in Oakland! Beautiful singing, wonderful dancing, exciting muscians and the poetry of Dylan Thomas make this a holiday show you won't want to miss! Ten performances only, opening Friday night, December 9 at 8:00 PM, with two shows Saturday and Sunday the 10th and 11th at 1:00 and 5:00; repeated the next weekend, December 16th, 17th, and 18th. Featuring Kevin Carr, Margaret Davis, James Galileo, Fred Goff, Shira Kammen, Kristoph Klover, Susan Rode-Morris, and yours truly, Robert Sicular as Dylan Thomas. David Parr directs.
For tickets and more info please go to www.californiarevels.org or call 510-452-9334
See you in Swansea and Cymru am Byth!
Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, enjoying a smashing production at the Marin Theatre Company, has now been extended through October 9th!
Amazing, powerful cast, bold design and hard-hitting, insightful direction make this a show not to be missed! Starring Arwen Anderson, David Ari, Danielle Bowen, Anne Darragh, Sherman Fracher, Patrick Kelly Jones, Danielle Levin, Joanne Lubeck, Will Marchetti, Kathleen Pizzo, Peter Ruocco, Ryan Tasker, and, of course, Robert Sicular. Directed by Jasson Minadakis.
Be there. Aloha.
An exciting and invigorating time awaits you as Word for Word takes stories from two award-winning contemporary Irish writers, Emma Donoghue (Room) and Colm Tóibín (Brooklyn), and transforms them into fully staged stimulating pieces of theatre. Night Vision, by Emma Donoghue, tells a tale from the early life of renowned poet Frances Browne, told from the unique and moving perspective of a nine year old blind girl. In Silence, Colm Tóibín takes on the complicated and fascinating life of Lady Gregory, Victorian woman of letters, co-founder of the Abbey Theatre, and friend to such lights as Henry James. Done in Word for Word's inimitable style - with 100% of the story text intact - the show runs February 24th through April 3rd at Z Below, 470 Florida Street, San Francisco 94110, and then heads to France for a three week tour!
The Cast includes: Richard Farrell, Rudy Guerrero, Rosie Hallett, Stephanie Hunt, Patty Silver, and, naturally, yours truly, Robert Sicular. Night Vision is directed by Becca Wolff; Silence by Jim Cave.
For tickets and more information, please go to http://zspace.org/w4w
Starting the fabulous "One Man, Two Guvnors" at the Berkeley Rep April 7th. Based on Carlo Goldoni's classic farce, it promises to be a fantastic show. Directed by the incomparable David Ivers and starring the ever amazing Dan Donohue (as Francis) this screaming comedy was the hit of the season a couple of years back both in London and New York. I play Charlie "The Duck" Clench, who in commedia parlance would be the "Pantalone" character. In this version, he's a scrap metal dealer in Brighton with shady underworld connections and a difficult daughter. The show previews May 8th, opens May 15th and closes June 21st with a possible extension to July 5th. That's in Berkeley. We take it up again in the Fall for a run at South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa, a wonderful theater where I did a lot of work many a year ago.