Back by popular demand after a highly successful run in March, the Hudson Reed Ensembleʼs production of “Barrymoore” is a witty and fascinating portrayal of John Barrymoore, a member of the famous Barrymoore acting dynasty and grandfather of screen actress Drew Barrymoore. Barrymore shared the screen with such greats as Jean Harlow and Joan Crawford. On stage he became an international sensation in the 1920ʼs and ʻ30ʼs due primarily to his portrayals of Richard III and Hamlet.
Set in 1942, and no longer a box office sensation, Barrymore attempts to bring some of the magic back by renting an old theatre to rehearse his 1920 Broadway hit, “Richard III.” Acclaimed the greatest actor of his generation, Barrymore’s rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood.
Hudson Reed Ensemble // Kent Hudson Reed with Lee Sullivan
July 5, 6, 7 – 7:30 pm
Aspen, Rio Grande Room (Old Youth Center), Next to Pitkin County Jail
July 10 & 11 – 7:30 pm
Carbondale, Thunder River Theatre Company
– Tickets –
In ASPEN: Tickets are $20 at the door or may be purchased in advance at: www.aspenshowtix.com or by calling 920-5770.
In CARBONDALE: Tickets are $20 sold at the DOOR ONLY.
Want to know more about the Hudson Reed Ensemble and it’s founder? Read the fascinating interview ”Running the company put me in the hospital” with Kent Reed.
Audience comments from the March production:
“Brilliant, mesmerizing and utterly believable”
“The play and your performance were terrific.”
“Amazing and meaningful.”