by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis
November 4 – 19, 2016
Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. This international success reached new acclaim in London and on Broadway when revived in 2008.
Disclaimer: This production contains adult content and subject matter and male and female nudity. Not suitable for under 17.
The Umbrella's Take: Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece play has been on our “must-do” list for several season now, and I am excited to one again partner with Nancy Curran Willis, who helmed our wildly successful runs of Angels in America Parts 1 and 2 and our New England Premiere of Bonnie and Clyde. You can expect something with all the majesty and grandeur of those Angels productions, with the deft character direction that Nancy has become known for.
Phillip Esposito as Alan Strang
Stephen Cooper as Martin Dysart
Will Dalley as Frank Strang
Sharon Mason as Dora Strang
Patricia Lawrence as Hesther Saloman
Danielle Wehner as Jill Mason
David Fisher as Harry Dalton
Cathy Merlo as The Nurse
Tim McShea as Nugget
Equus Chorus – Colin Colford, Katelyn Devorak, Erica Goddard, Ashley Skeffington
Producer: Brian Boruta
Director: Nancy Curran Willis
Asst. Director/Dramaturg: Justin J. Sacramone
Stage Manager: Cathie Regan
Lighting Designer: SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal
Sound Designer: Alex Savitzky
Costume Designer: Brian Simons