SPARE STAGE PRESENTS
BAY AREA PREMIERE
OF ALAN BENNETT'S
ROYCE GALLERY, San Francisco
An award-winning series of solo pieces, classics of contemporary drama,
hailed for their razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity.
"These extraordinary portraits of ordinary people confirm
Alan Bennett's place as one of the most gifted, versatile,
and important writers in the English language."
"Few write sharper dialogue or probe more tellingly into the frailties
and occasional strengths of the human psyche than Alan Bennett."
Alan Bennett is a renowned British essayist, storywriter, actor, and playwright (The Madness of King
George, The History Boys, and The Habit of Art). His first great success was as a member and coauthor
of the legendary satirical revue Beyond the Fringe. Over his long and illustrious career, he has won more
than 35 distinguished honors, including the Tony, the Olivier, Drama Desk, and NYC Critics Circle Awards as well as numerous British Academy Awards. His screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award.
The film version of his famous
memoir The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, will be released in 2016.
Written for film, TALKING HEADS was first produced for BBC Television in 1988, starring a roster
of England's best-known actors, including Penelope Wilton, Eileen Atkins, Maggie Smith, and the playwright himself. Selections
of the monologues appeared on the West End stage in 1992, in Los Angeles in 2002, and in New York City in 2003. The Spare
Stage production will be the first staging in the Bay Area.
weekends only, Opens at Royce Gallery Fri., March 11, 2016 at 8PM. Doors open 30 min. before curtain.
For more information: and tickets www.sparestage.com