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Actor John Douglas Thompson to Deliver Craft Talk at Le Moyne College


“During the past several years Mr. Thompson has in startlingly short order established himself as a major classical actor … ” Ben Brantley, New York Times

“There may be no better classical actor working in the New York theater right now.” Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“It is evident to Berkshire audiences that Thompson has the talent to be one of the most renowned actors of his generation.” Charles Giuliano, Berkshire Fine Arts

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a craft talk, “A Life in the Theatre (So Far),” by actor John Douglas Thompson on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will include moments from some of his most memorable roles, reflections on the life of a stage actor and a question-and-answer session with the audience. The event is free and open to the public. Thompson, a 1985 alumni of Le Moyne, will also work with Le Moyne’s theatre and Shakespeare students over a four-day residency.

Thompson has appeared on Broadway with Denzel Washington in “Julius Caesar” and Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner in “Cyrano de Bergerac.” He received astonishing reviews from The New York Times, Boston Globe, Variety and The Wall Street Journal, among many others, for his performances in the title roles in “Othello,” “The Emperor Jones,” “Richard III” and “Macbeth.” He was most recently acclaimed for his portrayal of Kent in “King Lear” opposite Sam Waterston at The Public Theatre last fall.

Thompson won the OBIE and Lucille Lortel awards for his performance of Othello in 2009. He was also listed as one of the top 20 reasons to love New York City in New Yorker Magazine.

For more information, call (315) 445-4523.

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posted on: 1/20/2012