CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nice Lakes Theater is giving its audiences a diabolically scrumptious deal with this Halloween.
On Tuesday, producing inventive director Charles Charge introduced the return of one of many firm’s favourite sons – Andrew Might – to star as romance novelist Paul Sheldon, held captive by his nutso “No. 1 fan,” Annie Wilkes, in “Distress.”
And this is one other enjoyable-measurement goodie: Might’s followers will not have to attend till February 2018 – when the ghoulish recreation of sledgehammer-wielding cat and bedridden mouse opens on the Hanna Theatre – to see the actor onstage.
Starting subsequent month, Might will seem in a small position within the firm’s 29th annual manufacturing of “A Christmas Carol,” operating Nov. 25-Dec. 23 on the Ohio Theatre.
It is a becoming entrance, as Might each directed the vacation basic and performed Bob Cratchit in 2009 earlier than leaving Cleveland for bigger levels – and soundstages – some eight years in the past.
“We couldn’t be extra excited than to welcome Andrew Might again to Nice Lakes Theater within the central position of Paul Sheldon in our manufacturing of Stephen King’s ‘Distress,’ ” says Payment, who will direct Might within the manufacturing that runs Feb. sixteen-March eleven.
“Andrew is just one of many nice repertory actors within the American theater and his homecoming to Cleveland might be an exquisite celebration.”
Might prompted theater lovers and critics alike to swoon as considered one of Cleveland’s most celebrated main males for greater than 20 years, showing in almost forty productions on the Cleveland Play Home and Nice Lakes, the place he trod the boards and served as affiliate inventive director from 2003 to 2009.
(He returned to Playhouse Sq. all too briefly in 2013 within the U.S. tour of “Conflict Horse” as Captain Friedrich Muller, a German commander who deserts the Kaiser’s military in a determined try to save lots of two majestic stallions, and his soul.)
And there might be extra Might in March, says Charge, when he joins the corporate in a manufacturing of “the Scottish play,” recognized outdoors the superstitious confines of the theater as “Macbeth.” The Bard’s blood-soaked story of unchecked ambition, additionally directed by Payment, runs March 29-April 15.
What’s Might been doing since leaving Northeast Ohio, and why has he determined to return house to Nice Lakes for a season or two? (Yep, phrase is he’ll even be within the theater’s fall repertory productions in 2018.)
We’ll scare up the unique scoop subsequent spring, simply in time for the opening of “Distress.”