THE CAST OF URI THEATRE’S SEMINAR HAS THE WRITE STUFFURI Theatre | By Sergio Suhett
|Front Page of Seminar’s Playbill|
Seminar has provided, and continues to provide, the opportunity for five performers to really show their stuff. I attended the matinee performance of URI Theatre’s production of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar on Sunday, October 12th, and I am very pleased to be able to report that the cast members more than adequately fill the shoes of their Broadway predecessors (including the likes of Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe, and Jerry O’Connell). One hopes director Bryna Wortman didn’t have to descend to the levels of abject humiliation and name-calling exhibited by Leonard (dismissing one writer’s work as “whorish” is, for example, intended as constructive criticism) in order to inspire her cast to the caliber of bravura seen on the URI Theatre’s stage, but whatever her method, she is to be congratulated. Applause as well, and of course, for the actors themselves: Christine O’Connell (as Kate), Belamy Brophy-Baermann (as Douglas), Laine Wagner (as Izzy), Christopher Morris (as Leonard), and Stephen Peterson (as Martin).
|Seminar cast: Christine O’Connell as Kate, Christopher X Morris as Leonard, |
Stephen Peterson as Martin, Belamy Brophy-Baermann as Douglas,
and Laine Wagner as Izzy.
|Seminar Set Design by Cheryl deWadener (URI Theatre Alum)|
Watch actor Stephen Peterson talking about Seminar.