Orson’s Shadow by Austin Pendleton
Postponement due to Covid-19
We deeply regret to inform you that our May production of Orson’s Shadow will be postponed due to concerns and government recommendations regarding the Coronavirus. Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of our patrons, our members, and the community. We are saddened to disappoint our audiences but feel it is the most appropriate decision to take following the recommendations of social distancing for community safety.
At this stage we plan to perform Orson’s Shadow in November but of course will keep you up to date if there are any changes to this program.
Thank you for your understanding and stay well everyone
Margaret Bell - President Glenbrook Players
About the play
Glenbrook Players is excited to (hopefully) be performing Orson’s Shadow during November 2020. The play was originally scheduled for May 2020 but unfortunately has been rescheduled. The play will be directed by Josh Stojanovic.
Orson's Shadow tells the story of an ill-fated theatrical collaboration based on real events bringing together five iconic figures in the history of stage and screen. These characters can't but help to be entangled in a battle of egos, the tragic decline of a career, the breakdown of a tumultuous marriage and the farcical production of an absurdest play all for the sake of art.
In 1960, acerbic and uncompromising drama critic Kenneth Tynan has decided to convince his friend Orson Welles to direct Sir Laurence Olivier in Ionesco’s newest masterpiece Rhinoceros. Larry plays alongside co-star and future Mrs Oliver Joan Plowright who is more in tune with the new wave of theatre in England whilst the glorified yet deteriorating Vivien Leigh tries to make sense of her own life and marriage to Olivier.