For Immediate Release
January 27, 2014
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Brockport, NY – Geva Theatre Center’s production of John Cariani’s Last Gas takes place not far from the playwright’s Almost, Maine both thematically and geographically. Playing a character that has to negotiate the curve balls that life has thrown his way in this bittersweet comedy is actor David Mason, who himself is negotiating the occasional obstacles that crop up when playing the same character in a different production of a play which itself is evolving. This is part of “A Working Actor’s Work,” which is the theme of the upcoming Stage Whispers talk on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 10 am, in the College’s Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 180 Holley Street. The talk is free and open to the public. Mason is returning to Geva Theatre Center where he made his debut in Almost, Maine in 2011 and appeared in the 2013 Festival of New Theatre. Other regional credits include the premiere of a new adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Period of Adjustment at TheatreSquared in Arkansas; world premiere productions of Love/Sick, Trouble is My Business and Last Gas at Portland Stage; The Quality of Life, Dinner with Friends, Intimate Apparel, Arcadia, Arsenic and Old Lace, Kimberly Akimbo, Sight Unseen, Lobby Hero, The Boys Next Door, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, An Inspector Calls and All in the Timing at New Century Theatre; The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s; Almost, Maine; Around the World in 80 Days and The Book Club Play at The Public Theatre. Recent New York City credits include Sky at Impact Theatre Festival; Two Rooms at Red Fern Theatre; and Barbara Bush Never Slept Here and Kalighat at Circle East. Film/TV credits include House Of Cards, All My Children, Writer’s Block, Carson’s Place and The Good Life.
The “Stage Whispers” series is sponsored by The College at Brockport’s Department of Theatre and Music Studies in conjunction with their educational partnership with Geva Theatre Center. The series gives community members insight into the process of professional theatre artists. For more information, please call (585) 395-2787.
Photo: Photo 1: David Mason, appearing in the Geva Theatre Center production of Last Gas, will be the guest at Stage Whispers: A Conversation with Theatre Professionals at The College at Brockport on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 10 am.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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