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Take a neck brace with you: There are so many whiplash-inducing twists in “Fingersmith” that you may need it.
WGBH's Jared Bowen on Fingersmith:
Fingersmith Production Photos
Inside Fingersmith Rehearsal
|Author, Fingersmith||Sarah Waters|
|Scenic Designer||Christopher Acebo|
|Costume Designer||Deborah Dryden|
|Lighting Designer||Jen Schriever|
|Sound Designer||Andre Pluess|
|Video Designer||Shawn Sagady|
|Wig & Makeup Design||Rachel Padula Shufelt|
|Dramaturg||Christopher Liam Moore|
|Associate Director||Illana Stein|
|Production Stage Manager||Mandy Younger|
|Young Sue/Young Maud (in alternating performances)||Morgan Jamie Bénard, Giana Ribeiro|
|John Vroom/Mr. Kent||Luke Marinkovich|
|Mrs. Sucksby||Kristine Nielsen|
|Sue Trinder||Tracee Chimo|
|Mr. Ibbs/Vicar/Huss||Patrick Kerr|
|Dainty Warren/Margaret/Betty||Jo Mei|
|Richard "Gentleman" Rivers||Josiah Bania|
|Mrs. Styles/Mrs. Cream/Miss Wilson||Kate Levy|
|Mr. Way/Dr. Christie/Hawtrey||Kingsley Leggs|
|Cook/Nurse Spiller||Lauren Modica|
|Charles/Mr. Hedges||Zachary Infante|
|Maud Lilly||Christina Bennett Lind|
|Christopher Lilly||T. Ryder Smith|
|Ensemble||Zachary Infante, Patrick Kerr, Lenne Klingaman, Kingsley Leggs, Kate Levy, Luke Marinkovich, Jo Mei, Lauren Modica, Kristine Nielsen, T. Ryder Smith|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Taylor Brennan|
|Fight Director||Lisa Kopitsky|
|Associate Set Designer||
|Associate Lighting Designer||
|Assistant Lighting Designer||
|Associate Sound Designer||
|Associate Projections Designer||
|A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg||
Kate Hausler, Alta Lewis-Millard
Olivia Viola, Jess Anne Kemp
Claire Frederiksen/Charlotte Stoiber
|Richard "Gentleman" Rivers||
Brian Lore Evans
Soomin Chun; Ricky Davis, Jr.; Joey Donnelly; Frankie Diciaccio; Adrienne Powell; Ben Winter
Ms. Lind's costumes by Carmel Dundon.
Additional equipment provided by Sound Associates.
Flying consulting by Henry Wheaton.
This holiday season, it’s gratifying to encounter at least one Victorian-era entertainment that doesn’t end with wassail, Tiny Tim and his crutch. More
Very dark indeed, with a sterling roster of designers all contributing in setting just the right atmosphere to let this Victorian thriller flourish. More
Take a neck brace with you: There are so many whiplash-inducing twists in “Fingersmith” that you may need it. More
In a world dominated by men, Sue, Maud, and Mrs. Sucksby emerge as powerful women, giving this Victorian tale a strong feminist undercurrent. More
There are lots of twists and turns you definitely have to be paying attention – it’s a great reason to be engaged at the theater. More
The ART production brilliantly captures the dark underside of Victorian life with Fagin-like petty criminals and then some. More
The (very) young talented actress returns to the A.R.T. after starring in "Waitress." More
That's about all one can say except to urge you to see this fascinating and surprising play while you can, as it's a masterful achievement on every level. More
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has scheduled its remaining access performances for the 2016/17 Season including American Sign Language (ASL), open captioned, audio described, and sensory-friendly performances for select shows.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
Read these blog posts from the A.R.T. Guide to learn more about the production:
Director Bill Rauch (All the Way), Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, discusses his production of Fingersmith.
by Alexa Junge
by Judith Rosen
Tickets from $25.
2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.
Need to know
There may be a limited number of standing room tickets sold in person for select sold-out shows on the day of each show at 12 noon. There is no guarantee that standing room will be available and number of standing room tickets will not be known in advance of the Ticket Services office opening at 12 noon. Please call our Ticket Services office with any ticket related questions at 617.547.8300. Their hours are: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5PM.
This literate and thrilling look at Victorian England through the lens of Waters' 21st-century feminist point of view is appropriate for mature high school students. The play contains graphic sexual themes and imagery, occasional strong language, as well as physical and emotional violence.
Jan. 4 at 7:30PM & Jan. 7 at 2PM
Jan. 5, 7:30PM & Jan. 8, 2PM
Jan. 5, 7:30PM & Jan. 8, 2PM