Shakespeare for My Father

by Lynn Redgrave

directed by Jane Farnol

September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8 2011

The renowned actress Lynn Redgrave, who passed away just last year, made her first foray into playwriting in 1993 with Shakespeare for My Father. This autobiographical tale of Ms. Redgrave's memories has been crafted into a complex, funny, and moving portrait of a child's longing for the love of Sir Michael Redgrave - the inscrutable, daunting, and charismatic Shakespearean actor who was her father. Acclaimed in America and the UK, Shakespeare for My Father weaves scenes from the Bard that delightfully fuse with events in Ms. Redgrave's young life, eliciting memories of Sir Michael and engaging impressions of the celebrated stars who frequented the Redgrave's home and lives. "Offers a glimpse of life in the rarefied company of Olivier, Burton, Lunt and Fontanne, sister Vanessa and brother turns funny, poignant and melodramatic." - Variety



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Cast List

Lynn Susan Pettibone



Production Staff

Director Jane Farnol

Assitant to Director Sonnie Osborne

Dialect Consultant Patricia Michael

Costume Design Susan Pettibone

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone

Set Design Jane Farnol, Susan Pettibone

Sound Design Scott Wyshynski, Thomas Libonate

Builders Scott Wyshynski, Rich Pettibone, John Bolster, Glenn R Couture

Running Crew Dan Knowlton

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Photography Richard Pettibone

Web Site Design www printplusdesignllc com

House Manager Jill Fay

Producer Richard Pettibone


Special Thanks

Ben & Niva Clark and Annabel Clark
Chesley Plemmons, John Taylor, Mark Feltch Frank Russo, Christine Daley, Jill Fay, Norwalk High School, Glenn R. Couture, Patricia Michael


Set Design


Production Reviews

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