Orson’s Shadow

Event Type: production
The Los Angeles Premiere of
by Austin Pendleton
directed by Matt Shakman
Famed theatre critic Kenneth Tynan brings Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier together to collaborate on the English
language premiere of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros. In a world populated by the likes of Vivien Leigh and Joan Plowright, Welles and
Olivier clash heads and egos in a funny and moving account of their sole theatrical collaboration.
Robert Machray, Jeff Sugarman, Dreya Weber, Steven Klein, Andrew Ableson, Geraldine Hughes, Corrina Lyons,
Bryan Glanney, Mina Dillard-Gits

Run Date:
Fri, 9th Mar 2001 through Sun, 2nd Sep 2001

“…a genuine theatrical coup.”
– Hollywood Reporter
“Spellbinding…Inspired…This is a play to see if your faith in the theatre needs a little touch-up”
“…exquisite production…”
– LA Times
“Orson Welles lives again onstage and he’s never been so well captured.”
– New Times