Title and Deed
Apron Theater Company and Next Stage present title and Deed.
We all have a funny little map in our head that divides the world into home and away. So we are told in award-winning playwright Will Enos one-character drama Title and Deed. The character speaking is a recent arrival on our shores, disoriented from culture shock and homesickness, and he is struggling to illuminate both sides of that map with a torrent of words: absurd, tragic, stinging, hilarious words.
The original New York production of Title and Deed was on ten best plays lists for 2012 in both the New York Times and The New Yorker. Now this unusual theater experience comes to Putney, Vermont in a new production from the Apron Theater Company in association with Next Stage Arts Project. It features Michael Fox Kennedy as the unnamed exile. Christopher Emily Coutant is director. Performances are at Next Stage, Friday and Saturday, February 17-18 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 19 at 2:00pm.
Michael and Christopher have worked together as actors and directors in Vermont community theater for a dozen years. They acted in the Apron Theater productions of Other Desert Cities and The Cripple of Inishmaan and at Actors Theatre Playhouse in Michael Frayns Copenhagen. They originally met when cast as a couple in a play. One thing led to another, Mr. Kennedy says, And we became a couple in real life as well. But we still love to do theater together, and when we didnt have a play to work on last summer, I found Will Enos brilliant piece and asked Christopher to direct me. It will be his second one-man show. He has presented his own play, assembled from the words of Abraham Lincoln, at many venues around New England.
The New York Times described Title and Deed as a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile. John Lahr in The New Yorker wrote, Enos joking seems to me a great act of courage: a way of facing lostness and learning to live with it. His voice is unique; his play is stage poetry of a high order. In this tales brilliant telling, it is not the narrator who proves unreliable but life itself.
The newly-renovated Next Stage is at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT (across from the General Store). It is fully accessible, with an elevator and hearing assist system. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved at 802-387-0071. Title and Deed is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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15 Kimball Hill Rd
Putney, VT 05346
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