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Man and Boy

A Conversation with ‘Man and Boy’ Set Designer, Derek McLane

Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Education @ Roundabout

 

Ted Sod, education dramaturge, sat down with Derek McLane to discuss the set design for Man and Boy

Have you ever designed a Rattigan play before?

No. This is my first time.

Can you talk from your point-of-view what you think the play is about?

I think it is very much about the relationship between a father and a son, financial corruption and potential financial collapse and all the humiliation that goes with that. It’s also about the secrets that large corporations and banks keep from the rest of us. The play to me seems relevant right now with all of the scandals going on in the banking world. It’s hard to believe that this play wasn’t written yesterday.

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In 1956, playwright Terence Rattigan attended a performance of the new play by John Osborne, Look Back in Anger. A reporter asked Rattigan what he thought Osborne was trying to get across with this play, and Rattigan responded that Osborne’s clearest intention was to declare to the theatergoing world, “Look, ma, I’m not Terence Rattigan!” At that moment, a schism opened in the world of British theater, and Rattigan would spend the remaining years of his life fighting to get back on the more fashionable side.

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On the Marquee: ‘Man and Boy’

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

The marquees for our first production of the 11-12 Season are up at the American Airlines Theatre! Man and Boy with Frank Langella begins previews on September 9, 2011 and opens on October 9, 2011. Learn more.

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