The Ark Theatre Company • Innovative New Work
ON STAGE THIS OCTOBER
ON STAGE THIS OCTOBER
Based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted and Directed by Donald Marcus and Anthony Nikolchev
Presented in Studio One located in the Bernstein Center for the Performing Arts, at Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA
The Ark Theatre’s adaptation of Babylon Revisited stars actor/writer Anthony Nikolchev, as the sole live actor onstage with the other characters appearing in video projections.
Also in the cast are several actors familiar to Berkshire audiences, including Ryan Winkles and Kelly Galvin, who recently appeared in Shakespeare & Company’s acclaimed Henry V.
The Ark Theatre Company was founded by Don Marcus and Lisa Milligan, his wife and producing partner. During its years in New York, the Soho-based Ark was a celebrated and innovative Off Broadway company, best known for producing the first New York productions of Tony-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King). Other work included Starmites, which went on to receive a Tony nomination for Best Musical. Marcus and Milligan are residents of Egremont.
Marcus on Babylon Revisited: “For more than twenty years, I’ve been obsessed with presenting a dramatic incarnation of this great story, but it was Anthony’s remarkable vision that really made our production possible. In addition to being an important production in its own right, Babylon is also a pilot project for the kind of work we hope to do going forward. We want to create, develop, and present new work in the Berkshires — employing both local and imported theatre artists — and then bring that work to a larger audience.”
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The 29-year-old Nikolchev has specialized in one-person shows, winning both the 2011 and 2012 Best Actor awards at New York City’s United Solo International Theater Festival — the largest solo performance festival in the world. He divides his time — working in Los Angeles, the UK, and continental Europe — and his work both as actor and writer has been called a “tour de force” by the Los Angeles Times and critically acclaimed in New York, Chicago, London and Warsaw.