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'Mortal Terror' with Robert Brustein
At 7:30 on Monday evening, February 8, at THE PLAYERS, a club founded by Edwin Booth at 16 Gramercy Park South, the GUILD co-hosted a vibrant staged reading of a new script that explores the eerie parallels between our own 9/ll and a Gunpowder Plot that was hatched in 1605 to blow up the twin towers of Parliament. This play was the most recent title from a dramatist who has given us such works as Nobody Dies on Friday and The English Channel. A renowned producer, director, and critic in addition to his many distinctions as a teacher and playwright, Robert Brustein founded both the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven and the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. Mr. Brustein has reviewed drama for Harper's, New Republic, and other periodicals. He has seventeen books to his credit, and the most recent, The Tainted Muse: Prejudice and Presumption in Shakespeare, has been very enthusiastically received.

Mortal Terror was directed by Daniela Varon, who is admired for productions at Shakespeare & Company and for three years of Conversations with Shakespeare at Symphony Space. The gifted actors who enacted parts for this stellar presentation were Bill Camp, Denise Cormier, Michael Cumpsty, Mark Linn-Baker, Christianna Nelson, Matthew Rauch, Steven Skybell, John Douglas Thompson, and James Zidar.

Admission to this event was $20 for members of either the SHAKESPEARE GUILD or the ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION and $25 for non-members. Visit our Membership page for types of affiliation with the GUILD. Once there you will find a link to a page that will enable you to enroll as a constituent, book for programs, or do both.