“The Turn of the Screw”

This November you can see me in “The Turn of the Screw”, which I’m also co-producing.

All the details are at Simplemachinetheatre.com

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At a secluded English country estate, a young woman takes a job as a governess to a pair of recently orphaned children. But soon after her arrival, ghostly visions and strange occurrences reveal a sinister presence around her young charges. Is the estate haunted by restless spirits? Are the children somehow complicit? Or has her fear and imagination taken hold of her?

Simple Machine presents The Turn of the Screw this November, bringing Henry James’ classic gothic thriller to two historic Boston settings. This adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher ratchets up the psychological suspense and intimacy of the story with two actors playing all the roles. Anna Waldron plays the eager young governess, determined to protect the children in her care at all costs. Stephen Libby takes on the rest of the characters of the story, from the children’s distant uncle, to the estate’s housekeeper, to the troubled 10-year-old boy. The production will be directed by M. Bevin O’Gara.

Performances take place in two historic landmarks in Boston, The Gibson House Museum, and the Taylor House Bed & Breakfast. Built as homes in the 1850s, both houses provide an intimate and authentic space for the 1898 ghost story. Seating will be extremely limited for this exceptional production.

Performances are November 8th through the 23rd.  Visit www.simplemachinetheatre.com for details and to buy tickets!

 

 


 

Much Ado About Nothing in Lynn Woods

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This summer I’m playing Hero in a strolling production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and misunderstanding:

Much Ado About Nothing 
Directed by Hondo Weiss-Richmond
Associate Artistic Direction by Thomas Adams Martin
Original Music by Gina Naggar

July 27-August 11, 2013
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Love – it brings out our best, and our worst: Beatrice has sworn off men. Benedick has sworn off women. They’re made for each other – they just don’t know it yet. Young Claudio wants to marry Hero, but the scheming Don John has a plan to ruin everything.

The audience follows the action through picturesque Lynn Woods for the wit, mischief and merriment of Much Ado About Nothing, where lovers and villains must all take cover when “little Cupid’s crafty arrow” flies.

 


 

Voice-over Demos

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Thanks to Jordan Rich for recording and engineering.

 


 

Fen at Whistler in the Dark

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Anna Waldron, Mac Young
Lorna Nogueira, Jen O'Connor and Anna Waldron

 


 

You For Me For You at Company One

Jordan Clarke, Anna Waldron. Photo by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo
Jordan Clarke and Anna Waldron. Photo by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo
Anna Waldron and Jordan Clarke. Photo by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

 


 

Reviews of You For Me For You

Anna Waldron and Jordan Clark in “You For Me For You” at Company One

 

It’s in the this land that Junhee meets the thousand strange personages of the brilliant actress, Anna Waldron, disparate New Yorkers who all speak an ingenious version of what English must sound like to one who only knows it only from language classes. Waldron proves herself to be as talented a physical actor as she is nimble of tongue. She can transform her carriage within seconds  and she has a hilarious way of pulling a face, turning it up a notch, turning it up another notch, and then turning up to the notch you were sure couldn’t exist above that, without tearing the scene.

-Jason Rabin, the Ahts Blog

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Meeting an American named Tiffany, wonderfully played by Anna Waldron, Junhee can only hear smooth gibberish – her understanding of English. As Junhee acculturates and her English proficiency improves, Tiffany’s words begin to make sense both to Junhee and to the audience.

-Yvonne Ng, wbur.org

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…encounters that Junhee has with a government functionary, an ESL teacher, an employer, and a sales clerk (all of them played by versatile and very funny Anna Waldron)

-Nancy Grossman, BroadwayWorld.com

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Luther at Apollinaire

I’m back at Apollinaire, appearing in Luther. And by appearing, I mean sock puppets. Here’s what Apollinaire has to say:

A ferocious satire in which a society dealing with its own form of PTSD adopts out traumatized veterans in a manner somewhere between the ASPCA and the Foster Parents Plan.

Well-intentioned, high-strung parents Walter and Marjorie love Luther to a fault. But should they have brought him to the office party?

The show runs from April 5 – May 4.

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Photos from rogerandtom

Andrew Rhodes and Anna Waldron. Photography by Diane Libby
Andrew Rhodes, Anna Waldron, Stephen Radochia. Photography by Diane Libby.
Andrew Rhodes, Stephen Radochia, Anna Waldron. Photography by Diane Libby.
Stephen Radochia, Anna Waldron. Photography by Diane Libby.

 


 

Reviews of rogerandtom

Andrew Rhodes and Anna Waldron. Photography by Diane Libby
Andrew Rhodes, Anna Waldron, Stephen Radochia. Photography by Diane Libby.
Andrew Rhodes, Stephen Radochia, Anna Waldron. Photography by Diane Libby.
Stephen Radochia, Anna Waldron. Photography by Diane Libby.

Anna Waldron completely immerses herself in Penny’s world with unbreakable focus as Penny.  Even when she has one “moment,” she does not betray Penny’s function in the play and does not show Anna Waldron at any time.

New England Theatre Geek

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The acting from the three-person cast is to be admired. Penny, played by Anna Waldron, exhibits the pent-up articulation of a fictitious character too naïve to know she exists only in the play. She shrieks, she cries, lets out sighs of relief, and makes the audience swing with her every mood.

-Somerville Scout

 

Anna Waldron has the hardest job as the fictional character discovering that she’s not a real person. Waldron gives Penny pluck, courage, and, yes, poignancy.

-Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

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