About This Show

Describing life in the footlights from an actor’s point of view, A Life in the Theatre focuses on the relationship between two thespians: Robert, an older, experienced performer; and John, a relative newcomer. Though Robert’s guidance is welcomed by John at first, as the play progresses Robert falters as an actor and mentor, and John emerges as a mature actor. Playwright David Mamet was inspired to write A Life in the Theatre by what he had observed backstage as well as by his own experiences in his early career as an actor.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 19, 2011 Final Performance: July 23, 2011
Location: The Barnstormers Theatre, New Hampshire

100 Main St,



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