Booth

by  Austin Pendleton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f

"A fascinating play... Pendleton has approached a delicate task with that care and intuitive skill which often marks the actor playwright." - New York Post

"A dark edged, often witty celebration of the thespian's disjointed world."…

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    5m, 3f

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This is the story of the turbulent, humorous and heart breaking relationship between Junius Brutus Booth the brilliant, half mad, alcoholic 19th century tragedian and his son Edwin, who became a great tragic actor in his own right. Junius, needing a companion to keep him company and to keep him sober or try to takes the shy, inarticulate young Edwin on the road with him. As they travel across America, a complicated relationship develops between the violent but loving father and his adoring but ambitious son which results in Edwin taking his first steps as an artist and a man, in the near destruction of the family, and finally, in the death of Junius.
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"A fascinating play... Pendleton has approached a delicate task with that care and intuitive skill which often marks the actor playwright." - New York Post "A dark edged, often witty celebration of the thespian's disjointed world." -

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Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton has written three plays: Booth, Uncle Bob, and Orson's Shadow. All three have been produced in New York: Booth at the York Theatre, starring Frank Langella and directed by David Schweizer; Uncle Bob at the Mint Theatre, directed by Kelly Morgan (with a revival at the ...

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