Signature Theatre - Title And Deed
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Overview

“LEAVES YOU HAPPILY WORD-DRUNK! Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often fiercely funny, performed by the marvelous Irish actor Conor Lovett!”

-Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Daring, spectacular and hilarious! Stage poetry of a high order!

-John Lahr, The New Yorker

“Pensive, lyrical, deeply funny and profoundly sad. Lovett puts a hex on the audience!”

-Marilyn Stasio, Variety

Behold the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks to you directly about the notion of home, about the notion of the world. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed, which is a word he made up accidentally. The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour.

Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, whom The New York Times called “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.”

RESIDENCY

Residency Five

DATES

May 8 – June 17, 2012

VENUE

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Please note: Due to the nature of this production there will be no late seating.

Title and Deed is the recipient of an award from Culture Ireland.

IMAGE: Will Eno. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Explore

TITLE AND DEED Talkback

Backstage

PHOTOS FROM FIRST REHEARSAL!

IMAGE: Director Judy Hegarty Lovett, Actor Conor Lovett, Production Stage Manager Donald Fried, Production Assistant Maegen Sacco and Digital Media Intern Jeff Kelsay. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Who’s Who

by Will Eno
directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett
featuring Conor Lovett

Creative Team

Scenic Design:Christine Jones
Costume Design: Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design:Ben Stanton
Production Stage Manager: Donald Fried 

Cast

Conor Lovett

Man
Cast

Off Broadway: Molloy (Irish Arts Center), First Love (Public). Ireland & UK: The End, The Calmative, Moby Dick, Texts For Nothing, Malone Dies, The Beckett Trilogy,(Gare St Lazare) The Bull (Fabulous Beast), Leaves (Druid/Royal Court) Waiting For Godot (Gate), What Where, Acts Without Words I & II (Gate/Barbican) (USA) The Good Thief, A Piece of Monologue (Rubicon/Gare St Lazare). Regional : Arts Emerson Boston, UCLA Live, Fisher Centre @ Bard, Newhaven Festival of Arts & Ideas, Portland Time Based Art, Philly Live Arts, Providence First Works. Worldwide: National Theatres of Romania, Bulgaria & Israel. State Theatre of South Africa, Rotterdam Schouwburg, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Edinburgh Traverse, Melbourne Playhouse and more. Film/Television: Intermission, Small Engine Repair, L'Entente Cordiale, Moll Flanders, “Father Ted”, “Fair City”, “Fallout”.

Creative Team

Judy Hegarty Lovett

Director
Creative Team

Off Broadway: Molloy (Irish Arts Center), First Love (Public). Ireland & UK: The End, The Calmative, Moby Dick, Texts For Nothing, Malone Dies, The Beckett Trilogy, Lessness, Enough, Worstward Ho, Swallow (Gare St Lazare) Tanks A Lot (Barabbas), The Great Hunger Reading (Abbey) USA: The Good Thief, (Rubicon/Gare St Lazare). Regional : Arts Emerson Boston, UCLA Live, Fisher Centre @ Bard, Newhaven Festival of Arts & Ideas, Portland Time Based Art, Philly Live Arts, Providence First Works. Worldwide: National Theatres of Great Britain, Romania, Bulgaria & Israel. State Theatre of South Africa, Rotterdam Schouwburg, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Edinburgh Traverse, Melbourne Playhouse and more.

Preview

title and deed in 'the brooklyn rail'

'With Title and Deed, wherein a “fairly” foreign person arrives in a “fairly” American place, they have finally found a collaborative project perfectly suited to their “third nationality.” As with all of Eno’s plays, love, lifespan, death, the durability of language, and the biodegradability of desire figure prominently. But in Eno’s own way, he has also written an immigration play. Almost all Eno’s characters are torn between here and there in some way, but Mr. Lovett will embody a man whose split is not just metaphysical but explicitly geographical, a man constantly negotiating not just the performance of his public self and the machinations of his mind, but the psychic residue of straddling national constructions.'
 

Trailer

 

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

 
All photos by Joan Marcus.

Explore

TITLE AND DEED Talkback

Will Eno on TITLE AND DEED

Backstage

First Rehearsal of TITLE AND DEED

FIRST REHEARSAL PHOTOS


All photos by Gregory Costanzo.

Performance Info

First Performance:

May 8

Last Performance:

June 17, 2012



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