Showing posts from May, 2016

The History Boys - meet cast member Ned Read

What do you find appealing about your character and this show?
I love the fact that this show is simultaneously entertaining, enlightening, amusing, and emotionally compelling.  About Headmaster - I like that he is direct, opinionated, and just a tad irritating.  He's fun to play!

What do you want the audience to take away from this show?
In addition to hoping they will be entertained (and it IS an entertaining play), I hope audiences will find themselves pondering questions about just what "education" is - or should be.  The questions raised about competing goals and values in education, and even about how history is portrayed (and taught) are as contemporary and relevant in the U.S. in 2016 as they were in 1980s England (the era and setting of this play).  I also hope that audiences will be tussling with questions about sexuality and the boundaries and guidelines for appropriate behavior among adolescents and the adults in their lives.  It would also be nice if audience…

The History Boys - meet Co-Stage Manager Brooke Angel


The History Boys - meet cast member Kate Ives