THE COUNTRY GIRL

Ostar Productions, Bob Boyett, The Shubert Organization, Eric Falkenstein, Roy Furman, Lawrence Horowitz
Jam Theatricals, Stephanie P. McClelland, Bill Rollnick/Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Daryl Roth/Debra Black
In Association With
Jon Avnet/Ralph Gould, Michael Coppel, Jamie deRoy/Michael Filerman
Philip Geier/Donald Keough, Max OnStage, Mary Lu Roffe

Present

MORGAN FREEMAN, FRANCES McDORMAND, PETER GALLAGHER

In

THE COUNTRY GIRL
By CLIFFORD ODETS

Also starring
REMY AUBERJONOIS, ANNA CAMP, JOE ROLAND
LUCAS CALEB ROONEY and CHIP ZIEN

Directed by MIKE NICHOLS
Associate Director: B.T. McNICHOLL
Scenic Design by TIM HATLEY
Costume Design by ALBERT WOLSKY
Lighting Design by NATASHA KATZ
Sound Design by ACME SOUND PARTNERS
Casting: TARA RUBIN CASTING
Production Manager: AURORA PRODUCTIONS
Production Stage Manager: BARCLAY STIFF
Press Representation: BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN
General Management: 101 PRODUCTIONS LTD.

Jacobs Theatre
242 West 45th Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenue)
(212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com
Opening Night: April 27, 2008


I like to consider myself articulate and expressive, but the only thing I keep saying after seeing THE COUNTRY GIRL is “Dang, Morgan Freeman is good!” He glides on stage with the greatest of ease, captures your attention the moment he opens his mouth, and gently enfolds you in the palm of his hand until the final curtain.

Clifford Odets’ play takes place in 1950 and tells the story of an alcoholic actor (Freeman) who is given a chance at a comeback through the foresight and misguided faith of the director (Peter Gallagher). Wife Georgie (Frances McDormand) is THE COUNTRY GIRL, the fragile feminine counterpart that provides the backbone and guidance to the life and career of the complex and contradictory character of Freeman. The story wears well, first as a play and later as a movie starring Grace Kelly, and it is definitely worth seeing again on Broadway. The richness of the THE COUNTRY GIRL’s characters is enough of a draw to warrant the price of a ticket, and Dang, Morgan Freeman is good!

- Laurie Lawson -

 

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