Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Talking Heads"

Talking Heads
Alan Bennett

Laylah Muran De Assereto as Celia

Annie Larson as Miss Fozzard

Susan Maeder as Susan
Renowned British essayist, storywriter, actor, and playwright Alan Bennett (probably best known for The History Boys and The Madness of King George) wrote – and even starred in some – two series of dramatic monologues entitled Talking Heads that played on the BBC in 1988 and 1998.  Six of these were converted to two programs in a West End production in 1992 and on Off-Broadway in 2003.  The Spare Stage Company of San Francisco presents three of those six that feature three eccentric, quirky, but also delightful British ladies – all of a certain age past sixty -- living somewhere in the vicinity of Leeds, England. 

My full review can be read on Talkin' Broadway: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanfran/s1561.html

Rating: 4 E

Talking Heads continues through March 27, 2016 by Spare Stage at the Royce at Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco.  Tickets are available at http://sparestage.com/ .

Photo Credit: Stephen Drewes

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