Six Characters in Search of an Author (1996 revival)
A.R.T. Season
December 5, 1996 to January 24, 1997

From the first shattering moment when the ethereal Six Characters in Search of an Author crossed the stage of the A.R.T., audiences across the U.S., and as far away as Europe and the Far East have been thrilled and haunted by these spectral beings. Pirandello's 20th-century masterpiece opens in a bare backstage area where the actors of the A.R.T. Company are rehearsing. Six people—who claim to be characters from a play abandoned by their author—make a sudden appearance and seek new life by asking the actors to enact their drama. Pirandello's brilliant exploration of the nature of reality versus illusion, truth versus artifice, and the workings of the creative process is being presented in a newly updated version.

Creative team
by

Luigi Pirandello

Adapted by Robert Brustein

and the Company

Directed by Robert Brustein
Set and costume design by Michael H. Yeargan
Lighting adapted by John Ambrosone

and Frank Butler

Sound design by Christopher Walker
THE COMPANY  
Anthony, the ASM Anthony Cistaro
Scott, the stage manager Scott Ripley
Tommy, an actor Thomas Derrah
Jeremy, the Senior Actor Jeremy Geidt
Will, an actor Will LeBow
Chuck, an actor Charles Levin
Karen, an actor Karen MacDonald
THE CHARACTERS  
The Father David Ackroyd
The Mother Marianne Owen
The Stepdaughter Monica Koskey
The Son Benjamin Evett
The Little Boy Joe Pasquale
The Little Girl Nicole Pasquale
Emilio Paz Remo Airaldi

Undying Six Characters search for a winter home at the A.R.T. More

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