Word for Word: Stories by Emma Donoghue and Colm Tóibín

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.