Golden Age

by Terrence McNally
directed by Austin Pendleton
originally produced at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA.
January 27,2010 through February 14, 2010

Subsequent production at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

About the Premiere Production:

Set backstage at the 1835 Paris premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's final opera, I Puritani, McNally explores the passionate world of opera in this new play.

Artistic Statement

From Producing Artistic Director Sara Garonzik:
The world premiere of Golden Age is thrilling opportunity for both Philadelphia Theatre Company and Terrence McNally, and we are most pleased that he has entrusted this project to our care. With the subsequent transfer to the Kennedy Center after its run in Philadelphia, Golden Age is an important project for PTC to produce at this time as it capitalizes on several key strengths that will capture national attention: our long-standing relationship with McNally; our 30-year plus commitment to new work; and our beautiful new home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The production will showcase to our audience members the powerful possibilities that can be realized in our new facility, and it will enhance PTC and Philadelphia’s reputation as a home for new work development.

Creative Team:

Director:Austin Pendleton
Set Design:Santo Loquasto
Lighting Design:Jason Lyons
Sound Design:Ryan Rumery
Costume Design:Richard St. Clair
Dramaturg:Heather Helinsky

Additional Funders:

Philadelphia Theatre Initiative
Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays

Subsequent Productions:

The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC - Mar 12 - Apr 4, 2010.

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