Date: Monday, September 10th at 8PM
Location: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
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After the Dance Synopsis
“Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Rattigan.” – Michael Billington
Originally penned as a satirical attack on the Bright Young Things of the 1920s, After The Dance reveals a truly vivid study of humanity and the depths of the human heart. The play takes place in chic Mayfair and revolves around Joan and David, the frivolous, party-going Bright Young Things in question. They find the veneer of their younger selves wearing thin. An affair is followed by tragedy, which in turn leads to further devastation. Brimming with richly drawn characters, immense wit and astonishingly poignant dramatic writing, After The Dance offers a thought provoking, moving and hilarious night of exemplary theatre by one of Noël Coward’s best loved playwrights.
Noël and Company
Celebrating the opus of Sir Noël Coward, along with the most esteemed British playwrights from the last century, Noël and Company aims to provide our audience with un-compromising performance standards and a commitment to excellence. In addition to presenting the great works of playwrights such as John Osborne, Joe Orton, Terence Rattigan, Martin McDonagh, Alan Bennett, Harold Pinter, J.M. Barrie and Alan Ayckbourn, we will extend our series to showcase today’s most promising British playwrights, librettists and composers. In our own small way, Noël and Company strives to ensure the legacy of these extraordinary British writers who have so eloquently captured the human condition and enriched our lives. In addition to this mission we will strive to visit various arts schools and universities, performing selected readings, with the intent of fostering the passions of tomorrow’s theatre community.
Founded in March of 2012, Noël and Company’s Keith Merrill (Artistic Director), Christopher John Stegmayer (Managing Director), and Mary Ellen Ashley (Producing Director) have produced Star Quality, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Murray and Alison Fraser; NOËL COWARD: The Women of His World (a commissioned piece) at Lincoln Center, created and directed by Keith Merrill, starring Dana Ivey, Cady Huffman, Alan Cox and Dee Hoty; The Vortex, directed by Gabriel Barre, starring Edward Hibbert, Bobby Steggert and Suzanne Bertish; Design For Living, starring Amy Rutberg and Kevin Collins; The Mousetrap, directed by Larry Fuller, starring Carole Shelley, Paxton Whitehead and Jill Paice. On October 15th, Noël and Company welcomes the iconic Andrea Marcovicci, who will star in Noël Coward’s Come Into the Garden, Maud and Hands Across the Sea, and on November 5th the renowned director Scott Schwartz will helm Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
Noël and Company, in association with The Noël Coward Foundation, Lincoln Center’s Noël Coward Festival, with support from The Noël Coward Society, is also resident theatre company at The National Arts Club.