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The Accidental Curator

May 20, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm Back to Shows & Events
The Accidental Curator

The Accidental Curator will be performed May 18 - May 26.


A New Works Festival Production

Actor/Writer Molly Regan takes on one of life’s most challenging but underappreciated rites of passage; becoming the keeper of keepsakes, repository of family memories, appraiser, and disseminator of the valueless and the invaluable. She sets about putting it all in order with equal amounts of wry humor and warm wisdom. Personal and universal, The Accidental Curator is a piece that embraces us, takes us on a unique adventure, and then returns us to ourselves, all the richer for the journey. Directed by Mary B. Robinson.

Regan's Broadway credits include August: Osage County, Stepping Out, and The Crucible. She’s made frequent Off-Broadway and regional appearances, including nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and in Weston's productions of All My Sons and Copenhagen. A Steppenwolf Ensemble member since 1984, she won a Joseph Jefferson award for Steppenwolf’s Another Time with Albert Finney. She’s appeared as soprano soloist in symphony orchestra performances of Handel’s Messiah and the Fauré Requiem. Her film and television credits include Bullets Over BroadwayRadio DaysNew York Stories (all directed by Woody Allen). PollockHouse of CardsThe SopranosLaw and Order, and The Education of Max Bickford (series regular).

Mary Robinson has directed more than sixty theater productions in New York City and around the country and has taught directing at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She was the first recipient of the Alan Schneider Award in 1987, a national award in honor of the late director; she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 1986 for her production of Lemon Sky, and she won Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award in 1995 for Of Mice and Men. Her Weston credits include Copenhagen and All My Sons, and she'll direct A Doll's House Part 2 on our Second Stage this summer!

Interested in this event and others? Consider a Festival Pass! Passholders receive discounts, guaranteed seats for the readings, and an invitation to an evening of selections from our Young Playwrights program in which teaching artists mentor local students to find their voice in original short plays. To book, please call the Box Office (802) 824-5288.

Nurturing the New. Weston’s First Annual New Works Festival is a two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work at varying stages of development. Regan's performance is one of three works presented. Each includes a chance to talk with the writers, directors, and actors.