An Actor's Perspective - July 30, 2012
July 30, 2012
By Marc Kudisch
The greatest joy of the run has been
hearing each audience, every night, rediscover this great play. To hear them
react in similar but sometimes totally different ways, with laughter, gasps,
knowing moans and under the breath "Oy"s is a play unto itself.
Great audiences you folks that come
to Westport Playhouse are; great is the cast that has been assembled by David
Kennedy; great the set and costumes for our play. I've enjoyed meeting a lot of
new compatriots, whom I've become fans of, and am glad to have finally had the
chance to share the stage with Mark Nelson, whom I've been a fan of for a long
time. And boy is it fun to be booed. Seriously folks, you know you're doing
your job right as “Tartuffe” when the audience is willing to give that extra
effort of a boo, to unabashedly let you know what they're thinking. Without
having to over-work or push yourself to get it, ‘cause that's how good the play
Learn more about the Playhouse production of Tartuffe or purchase tickets online, 24/7.
By Marc Kudisch
“Tartuffe” in Tartuffe
Well, we're open and running........(large exhalation)
|Nadia Bowers & Marc Kudisch in Tartuffe|
Photo by T. Charles Erickson
That's one of the great secrets of the theatre people sometimes forget; the play isn't about us, it's about YOU. The audience. The folks who are reading this right now. You are as much about the evening’s entertainment as we the actors are, and when you're in it with us, man oh man, things COOK! And they have been at the Playhouse every night.
|Charise Castro Smith, Mark Nelson & |
Jeanine Serralles in Tartuffe Photo by T. Charles Erickson
I sure hope for anyone reading this that hasn't seen the play, that you will get off your computer NOW and call for tickets. And experience a great play and a great conversation, for yourself.
Hear from Marc Kudisch & other members of the Tartuffe family by viewing the brief promotional video.