Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Last spring Newton director Melissa Bernstein staged the first half of The Song of Achilles. It was a pleasure and honor to see the actors bring these characters so vividly to life, and I remember being particularly impressed that, despite knowing it was coming, I jumped when Thetis appeared for the first time. In these days of CGI everything, it was a reminder of just how much magic good directors and actors can make with makeup, a few lights, and a sound cue.
So, I’m thrilled to announce that Melissa and her team are back with Part II! The production, The Song of Achilles: Troy, stages the second half of the book, and goes up this September, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th at 7:30 PM. I will once again be doing a talkback with the cast after the show on Friday the 19th, so if you come, please say hello!
Tickets are available through Melissa’s website, The Newton Theatre Company, where you can also find more details about the show. As before, the production is co-produced with Newton North High School, and features Boston-area actors of all ages. All proceeds go towards covering the school’s theater operating costs.
Hope to see you there!
Reviews“A startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist... a book I could not put down.” Ann Patchett, author of the Orange Prize-winning Bel Canto