Theater: WATCH ON THE RHINE (Spotlight on Plays)

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by Gregory Bernard on May 10, 2021

in Theater-New York,Virtual

The “Spotlight on Plays” series announces the full company for Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine starring Academy award winner Ellen Burstyn. It will premiere on Thursday, May 13 at 8PM EST/5PM PST and will be available for a limited time only. Purchase tickets by 7:59PM ET on 5/11: $12. Tickets Purchased after 8:00PM ET 5/11: $18 On demand playback is available with all tickets through 6:00pm May 17th, 2021. This is a livestream with on-demand video available after the show. You can watch it live, or view the video for a certain amount of time after the show takes place. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND.

Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park….) directs Ellen Burstyn as “Fanny,” Alan Cox as “Kurt,” Sasha Diamond as “Marthe,” Alfred Enoch as “David,” Carla Gugino as “Sara,” Luca Padovan as “Bodo,” Mary Beth Peil as “Anise,” Gabriella Pizzolo as “Babbette,” Neel Sethi as “Joshua” & Jeremy Shamos as “Teck.”

Written and set during the rise of Hitler’s Germany, Watch on the Rhine is a play about an American family, suddenly awakened to the danger threatening its liberty. Hellman’s powerful drama won the 1941 New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

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