Emmy award-winning actors to perform at TTHS
Arts For the Schools presents “Behind The Broken Words,” an electrifying performance of 20th century poetry and drama, starring Emmy award-winning actors Roscoe Lee Browne and Anthony Zerbe on stage at Tahoe-Truckee High School on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.”Behind the Broken Words” includes the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, W.H. Auden, Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Richard Wright, e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney and more.Interwoven throughout the performance are scenes from dramas and comedies including those of Jean Giraudoux, Alfred De Musset, Edmund Rostand, Derek Wolcott and Edna St. Vincent Millay.”Poets take the feelings that we all have, the feelings that live in the ether, and articulate them.” said Zerbe. “And when they are beautifully articulated somehow that makes them accessible to everyone who’s ever been in their presence.”He and partner Roscoe Lee Browne devised “Behind the Broken Words” in the early 1970s and today it celebrates their heartfelt concerns, love of poetry, long-time friendship and delight in the practice of their art.”Browne and Zerbe are a two-part harmony,” claims The New York Times.Roscoe Lee Browne is an Emmy award winner, a Tony nominee and narrator of two Oscar nominee movies.His extensive work includes theatre on and off-Broadway, the Shakespeare Festival, television appearances on The Cosby Show (for which he received an Emmy award), Law & Order, ER, Spider-Man and more.Browne narrated Babe and Babe II: Pig in the City and has performed in many films and as a speaker in various symphonic works.Anthony Zerbe is recognized as one of the country’s most versatile actors with extensive credits in film, television and theatre. His major films include Cool Hand Luke, Omega Man, Papillon, Star Trek: Insurrection and True Crime.Zerbe is known for his Emmy award-winning performance in Harry-O, also Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, Frasier and Columbo.Advance tickets are $12 adults, $5 students, $15 preferred seating, with tickets $2 more at the door.Tickets are available at Frames by Ryrie, Vista Gallery, Musiac, Four Seasons, North Tahoe Conference Center, Art Attack, Arts Desire and Reflection Eyewear.This performance has been partially funded by the Truckee Optimist Club.For more information, please call Arts For the Schools at (530) 546-4602.
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