Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence continues its 46th season with Steven Dietz’s romantic comedy "Shooting Star," directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. Real-life couple Kurt Rhoads and Nance Williamson will return to Trinity Rep after 15 years to star in the play's New England premiere. Performance dates are October 16 - November 22.
In "Shooting Star," two ex-lovers meet unexpectedly in a snow-bound airport somewhere in the Midwest. Twenty years earlier, they thought themselves soul mates but eventually lost touch with each other. Sharing stories deep into the night, they discover who they’ve become as they recall who they were.
On the choice to bring Kurt Rhoads and Nance Williamson
back to Trinity Rep’s stage, Fred Sullivan, Jr., commented “In
the early ‘90s there was a healthy ‘actor exchange program’
between Adrian Hall’s two acting companies in
Providence and Dallas. Trinity Rep would send them Peter Gerety,
Cynthia Strickland or Richard Jenkins, and
they’d send us Jack Willis, Nance Williamson and Kurt
Rhoads. When I read 'Shooting Star,' the pair popped into my
head as ideal casting. It turns out that author Steven Dietz not only
knew them but he considered them the dream cast for his play.”
Talkback sessions will be held after every performance of "Shooting Star." Audience members are invited to share their response to the play’s production and themes for approximately twenty minutes.
For tickets and information, stop by the Trinity Rep box office at 201 Washington Street, call 401-351-4242 or visit www.trinityrep.com.
-- OnStage Boston
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