"The trouble is, I can't find a part of myself

where you're not important."

THE REAL THING

by

Tom Stoppard

directed by Producing Artistic Director

Don Toner

September 18 - October 11, 2015

SYNOPSIS

Henry and Annie have fallen in love, much to the chagrin of their spouses, but their affair does not lead to domestic bliss. As Henry endeavors to break through his protective facade of clever quips, Annie struggles to remain faithful to her new husband. This backstage comedy evolves into a thought-provoking meditation on “the real thing” in relationships, politics, and art. Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that illuminate the nature and the mystery of love, creating a Tony Award-winning play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director... Don Toner

Set Designer... Mike Toner

Costume Designer... Buffy Manners

Lighting Design... Don Day

Sound Designer... Joel Mercado-See

COMPANY MEMBERS

David Stahl*

Andrea Osborn Ginder*

Bernadette Nason*

Sam Knowlton*

Stephen Mercantel

with

Marie Fahlgren & Aaron Johnson

*Member Actors Equity Association

REVIEWS

"What happens when Austin Playhouse pits a top-notch cast against a renowned wordsmith in top form, each battling for aesthetic supremacy? The short answer is this: Everyone wins." - The Austin Chronicle

Full Review Here

"David Stahl is Henry with a nuanced and understated performance..."
- CTX Live Theatre

Full Review Here

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