Following the first Sunday matinee performance of each production, special guests take the stage to help place the production in context with illuminating insights about the world of the play. The Playhouse hosts a wide range of guests, from noted playwrights to academic scholars, for discussions that provide an excellent opportunity to delve into the world of the play.
Upcoming 2014 Sunday Symposium Events
Each discussion is followed by an interactive dialogue with the audience.
All Symposium events are free and open to the public and will begin immediately following the 3pm performance.
The Sunday Symposium series continues in 2014. Purchase your 2014 Season subscription today and guarantee five afternoons of Theater Worth Talking About!
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Mary B. Robinson
Sunday, October 12
Playhouse Associate Artistic Director David Kennedy will be joined in conversation by the cast members of Intimate Apparel.
Each choice we make is a vital stitch in the ornately and delicately embroidered fabric of our lives. In her celebrated play Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage weaves an intricate tapestry of the joys, sorrows, tragedy, and triumph of a gifted but lonely African American seamstress in early Twentieth-Century Manhattan as she negotiates the choice between a love that is accepted and one that is true.
Past 2014 Sunday Symposium Events
A Song at Twilight
By Noël Coward
Directed by Mark Lamos
Sunday, May 4
Artistic and Management Associate Chad Kinsman, was joined by Barry Day (OBE), Editor of The Letters of Noël Coward,
Trustee of the Noël Coward Foundation and actor Brian Murray, who portrays Hugo in the Playhouse production of A Song at Twilight.
In his long career, Sir Hugo Latymer has achieved
more than most writers even dream of-money, fame, and a reputation
beyond reproach. But his carefully constructed ivory tower is imperiled
when a long-ago love threatens to shed a very public light into the most
scandalous corner of his private past, a revelation that could bring it
all tumbling down. In this exquisite battle of wits, playwright Noël
Coward explores the nature of passion, the cruelty of love, and the
price of the secrets we keep.
Symposium Transcript Archive
Click on the dates below for a PDF transcript
August 25, 2013 – Oblivion – David Kennedy & Playwright Carly Mensch
|2013 Symposium featuring WCP associate artistic director David Kennedy and Oblivion Playwright Carly Mensch. Photo: David Matlow.