Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yosemite - last rehearsal

Remember, Yosemite's previews will start tomorrow at 8pm.

Here you can read two articles/interviews with Seth Numrich and Pedro Pascal:

Tell me about Yosemite. What was the rehearsal process like? What do you love most about the play?

Yosemite is Daniel Talbott's new play that deals with a very dark moment in the life of a family who live in a trailer park near in the foothills of the Sierra mountains in northern California. I am in love with this play and am so happy to be involved in it. I think it is a bold and daring piece of theatre and I'm very excited about sharing it with audiences at Rattlestick. The rehearsal process has been pretty short and very intense. We've found that since the subject of the matter is very heavy we all need to keep the rehearsal room light while we're working. There is a lot of silliness. But when it comes to the work everyone has been extremely committed and I am so proud of what we are creating together.

Read the whole text at zackcalhoon.blogspot.com posted by Zack.

...But he's recently been pursuing his interest in directing as well, and is currently helming the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's production of Yosemite, a new play by Daniel Talbott that stars Kathryn Erbe and Seth Numrich.

The play concerns a family in crisis: an older brother, a middle sister and a younger brother. "They've been sent out to the woods by their mother to bury their infant sibling, who has stopped breathing in its crib and been dead about three days," he explains.

Indeed, Yosemite has challenged him to find action in the lyrical language. "Through language, these characters are trying to escape the situation they're in," says Pascal. "It's just them and their words that are so purely motivated by the emotional need to survive."...

Read the whole text at TheaterMania.com written by Edward Karam.

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