Performance Photos by Steve Rogers: GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Dickens, adapted by Barbara Fields, Different Stages at the Vortex, Nov 16 - Dec 8, 2018
(performance photos by Steve Rogers Photography)
Different Stages opens its 2018 – 2019 season with Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, adapted by Barbara Field. Dickens’ classic work centers around the adventures of Pip, the orphaned blacksmith's apprentice who is fashioned to become a gentleman with "great expectations," and the many fascinating people who shape his life: the half-mad spinster Miss Havisham; her ward, the beautiful and icy Estella; Pip's friend, the aristocratic Herbert Pocket; Jaggers, the lawyer made hard and brutal by the indignities of the world; and Magwitch, the escaped convict whose favor starts the plot in motion.
Great Expectations is directed by Karen Jambon (The Member of the Wedding) and features a diverse cast. Playing Pip is Weston Smith (Middletown). Miss Havisham and Estella are Margaret Hoard (Payne Award for Best Supporting Actress in Different Stages’Our Country’s Good) and Annie Nicole Merritt (Abilene Christian Univ.). The rest of Dickens’ colorful and fascinating characters are performed by actors appearing in multiple roles: Craig Kanne (Il Campiello), Will Douglas (Significant Other), Beau Paul (The Book of Liz), Michael Costilla (Barefootin the Park), Robert Stevens (Henry IVPart 1), Tonie Knight (The Secret Lives of the Sexists), Nate Dunaway (The Member of the Wedding) and Francis Bello (Kindertransport).
November 16 - December 08, 2018
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. No performance on Thanksgiving Thursday November 22. Added performance Wednesday December 5. Tickets are: $15 on Wednesday and Thursdays, $20, $25 or $30 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
For tickets and information call 512-478-5282
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