Walnut Street To Perform ‘A Life In The Theatre’

February 18, 2015

As part of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts 40th Anniversary, Walnut Street Theatre will be presenting two performances of A Life in the Theatre.

This funny yet touching play provides a behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of two actors battling for the spotlight. One experienced and the other a newcomer, they are forced to share a dressing room while fighting for their place on the stage.

From rehearsals to reprisals and ego trips to acting tips, this play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next. It is a transition that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment.

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Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, A Life in the Theatre is a delightful theatrical experience. Mamet is widely considered to be one of the most influential American playwrights of his generation.

He has written important works including American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow. Audiences may remember Walnut Street Theatre from their compelling production of Proof as part of the 2012 Festival.


Festival Chairman Ian Davidson commented: “Walnut Street Theatre performed in the 2012 Bermuda Festival. We are thrilled that they have chosen to return for our 40th Anniversary to perform A Life in the Theatre.”

Karen Pollard, the Artistic Director for the Festival remarked: “A Life in the Theatre provides a complete contrast to the dramatic productions presented earlier in the Festival. It is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of the development of human relationships as the younger actor gradually feels his way into the limelight. This play is a great introduction to David Mamet’s work and should not be missed.”


A Life in the Theatre will be performed on February 20th and 21st at 8:00pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. Tickets can be purchased at www.bdatix.bm at a cost of $65.00 for adults and $25.00 for students. Due to adult language A Life in the Theatre is recommended for mature audiences only.

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  1. BermudaGirl says:

    Great! The Walnut Street Theatre is very well known for their amazing performances and performers.