Archive October 2008
My Name Is Saroyan – A Matter Of Will
Celebrating the William Saroyan Centennial.
Written and Performed by David Fox Brenton.
Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 7:00 PM.
Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers Room, 224 North Third Street, Stillwater, MN 55082. View a map.
$15 for adults, $10 for students.
How to Reserve Tickets: Please reserve your ticket(s) by calling 651-439-0993, or by sending an email to NormanSteere@aol.com.
You can pay for your tickets up to one week before the show by sending your check to:
Theatre Associates of Stillwater
17060 116th Street N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
We will return your tickets and restaurant discount coupon, or we can hold your tickets at the show.
List of restaurants: Ticket purchasers receive a 10% discount coupon for any one of five downtown restaurants.
The restaurants are Marx Fusion Bistro, The Dock Café, Luna Rossa Trattoria, Stone’s Restaurant, and Savories Bistro.
This one-man play is essentially a monologue from the mind and creativity of William Saroyan. Commissioned by the Saroyan Centennial Committee, the play is staged as if the author was just disturbed at work in his study. His rambling conversation touches his past and three of his best short stories, and allows the audience to experience what he is most famous for – his humorous storytelling. We also hear the seriousness of his thought about Humanity’s slide downward, and his hopes for change.
Saroyan was an internationally renowned Armenian-American novelist and playwright, whose published writings topped over 4,000 literary works, including short stories, plays, and novels. As a playwright and writer, William Saroyan won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, and The Drama Critic’s Circle Award. His illustrious career spanned over forty-seven years. View a poster of this event (PDF).
Bio of David Fox-Brenton
Prior to writing and performing "My Name is Saroyan: A Matter of Will" David completed a run with his old friend, author Ray Bradbury, in his latest production of Dandelion Wine in S. Pasadena where he again played the role of Col. Freeleigh, a part he originally created in Ray’s new 2007 play, GreenTown. In 1988 David inaugurated the critically acclaimed role of Snell-Orkney in Ray’s delightful crawl thru an Irish Pub, Falling Upward!
He has acted and directed in Theatre, Film & Television in England, Canada, Europe and the US. He was an Acting Company member of the renowned Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada and in Hollywood he Guest-Starred in such chestnuts as Remington Steele, Scarecrow& Mrs King, Benson, Mr. President, Bridge Across Time, Crossings and other films and series..
He is Founder/Producer of the California Shakespearean Festival in Visalia (1976-81) and The Globe of America on the Queen Mary (2003-07). As a writer he co-wrote the 4-part radio drama for National Public Radio (NPR): “William Shakespeare; A Portrait in Sound” and authored “Peace”, a modern stage adaptation of Aristophanes’ Greek anti-war classic. He performs in his one-man staging of Shakespeare Live!, a personal visit with the Bard.