Tony and Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing stars in a play that presents a disastrous family reunion as the occasion for a critical look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children.
From the producers: You do not mess with Kristin Miller. In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight. Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s biting play makes its New York debut with Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. "Apologia" is a passionate, human and humorous clash of generations and beliefs - a lively look at yesterday’s rebels living in today’s reality.
Author Alexi Kaye Campbell's play "The Pride" was first performed at The Royal Court Theatre in London, where it was awarded the Critics Circle Prize for Most Promising Playwright, the John Whiting Award for Best New Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. His other works include "The Faith Machine," "Bracken Moor" and Sunset at the Villa Thalia." "Apologia" premiered at The Bush Theatre in London and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best New Play and the John Whiting Award. It recently ran on the West End in an acclaimed revival. Here's an interview with the West End cast:
Stockard Channing won a Tony Award for her performance in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" in 1985. She was last seen on Broadway in 2014 in "It’s Only a Play." She was also Tony-nominated for her roles in "Other Desert Cities," "Pal Joey," "The Lion in Winter," "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun," "Six Degrees of Separation," and "The House of Blue Leaves." Channing is joined on stage by Hugh Dancy, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Talene Monahon, and John Tillinger. Daniel Aukin ("Fool for Love") directs.
What's the Roundabout? One of the great nonprofit dreadnoughts of the New York theater scene, the Roundabout has three Broadway venues and an Off-Broadway stage in midtown. Prominent artists are usually engaged, significant work is usually done, and even at the smallest of the theaters, the work has the uniform quality that one would expect from such a large and prominent shop. More here.