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Equus at Guild Hall

Alec Baldwin
Sam Underwood

Alec Baldwin heads a powerful production of EQUUS, Peter Shaffer’s acclaimed play, which opened at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Friday June 11th. The 1974 Tony Award winning drama concerns a psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Baldwin), who must treat a 17 year old young man Alan Strang (Sam Underwood), who has blinded six horses with a spike for no apparent reason. In the drama directed by Tony Walton, who designed the 1977 film starring Richard Burton, Dysart is forced to examine his own life as he attempts to unravel the reasons behind the boy’s horrific act.

Alec Baldwin
Sam Underwood

Alec Baldwin heads a powerful production of EQUUS, Peter Shaffer’s acclaimed play, which opened at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Friday June 11th. The 1974 Tony Award winning drama concerns a psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Baldwin), who must treat a 17 year old young man Alan Strang (Sam Underwood), who has blinded six horses with a spike for no apparent reason. In the drama directed by Tony Walton, who designed the 1977 film starring Richard Burton, Dysart is forced to examine his own life as he attempts to unravel the reasons behind the boy’s horrific act. Baldwin probably best known for his Emmy Award winning role on NBC’s “30 Rock” commands the intimate John Drew Stage with a confident display of his craft and Underwood brings moving sensitivity to his portrayal of Strang.  The two are excellent together supported by a top notch cast and an outstanding design by Heather Wolensky.  Elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1991 Walton’s production of Equus launches the Guild Hall Theater season with captivating style.
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Equus runs through July 3, 2010 Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM, with Saturday matinees at 2 PM (except June 19th).  Tickets are available by clicking on the Guild Hall banner at the right or from www.Theatermania.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111. 

  

Photography: Barry Gordin

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Roy Furman, Peter Schaffer
Heather Wolensky, Jerry Russell
Edward & Magda Bleier
Taylor Proffitt, Jennifer Van Dyck
Peter Schaffer, Margot Adams
Michael & Jeryl Goldberg
Alan Patricof, Margaret Carlson, Susan Patricof
Ellen & James Marcus
Alec Baldwin, Alan Patricof, Robert Levy & Mike
Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley, Alec Baldwin
Cheryl Minikes, Michael & Ninah Lynne, Michael Minikes
Marjorie Chester
Salvatore & Mary Lou Ranieri
Richard & Renee Steinberg, Michael Clifford, Robert Levy
Michael & jane Wind
Sam Underwood, Patrick Christiano
DOT Com
Alec Baldwin, Susan & Steven Jacobson
Caroline Hirsch
Michael Clifford, Robert Levy