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|Parts I & II in repertory January 22 - March 9, 2014|
A cast of 27 actors plays over 150 characters in this exhilarating two-part comic masterpiece that captures Dickens' genius for combining exuberant characters, theatrical spectacle, and captivating emotion. Winner of both the Tony Award ® for Best Play and The Olivier Award for Play of the Year, this epic event has never been produced in Central Florida.
"Spectacular and satisfying... I didn't see the original production ... but it's hard to imagine that it was more moving—or fun—than Orlando Shakespeare's 6 1/2-hour version, directed by Jim Helsinger and Christopher Niess, whose 27 actors (who play 150-odd characters) are deployed with infinite resourcefulness...Everything about this production is right." - Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal [Read Terry's full review here]
“An example of Dickens' vivid characters and his method of spinning a yarn… There is a certain thrill in watching a local theater succeed with a production of this magnitude… Nicholas Nickleby soars.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
Can't attend both parts of Nicholas Nickleby? We've put together two cheat sheets to catch you up on what you've missed.
Dr. Marty Gould of the University of South Florida will be presenting "Dickens at Play," a lecture on Charles Dickens and the Victorian theater, Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Patron's Room. Event is free to the public.
Nicholas Nickleby contains scenes of stage choreographed beatings and other physical violence. The play is best suited for ages 13 and up.
Part I Production photos:
Part II Production photos:
Video 1: Jim Helsinger Interview:
Video 2: Cast Interview & Preview:
Video 3: Nicholas Nickleby Part I Sneak Peek:
Video 4: Nicholas Nickleby Part II Sneak Peek:
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