Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Mirror's Reflection

In ONE, some of the actors play two characters, the person they are in the world of 1920 where Hermann lives, and the mirror character that they are in the created world of his book. For example, Pearl Sun plays both Maria, Hermann's wife, and Kamala, the woman in the book who Siddhartha meets in the city. Paolo Montalban plays Gunther, Hermann's best friend, and Govinda, Siddhartha's best friend. Each actor bounces back and forth between the two roles to illuminate how each acts on the other. And in the case of Howard Kaye, he will be playing a whole series of characters that both Hermann and Siddhartha meet along their respective tracks, each so different but based on a common thread.

Pearl Sun

Pearl's Credits Include:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Original Broadway Production, 2006
Happiness - Lincoln Center Theatre
The Nightingale - Pre-Broadway Workshop
Legally Blonde - Pre-Broadway Workshop

Off Broadway:
Walmartopia - Original Off Broadway Production
The Seven - Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
The Oak Tree - Perry Street Theatre
R.A.W. - The Actor’s Loft

Paolo Montalban

Paolo's Credits Include:

Cinderella with Whitney Houston, Brandy & Bernadette Peters

Pacific Overtures - Broadway Roundabout Revival, 2004
The King & I - Neil Simon Theatre Broadway Revival, 1996

Off Broadway:
Romance of Magno Rubio - Culture Project
The King and I - St. Louis MUNY Production, 2006
Cinderella - Paper Mill Production, 2005
Two Gentlemen of Verona - Off-Broadway Revival, 2005
Jenny and Me - York Theatre
The King and I - Paper Mill Production, 2002

Howard Kaye

Howard's Credits Include:

Mama Mia - North American Touring Company
Miss Saigon - Broadway
Fiddler On The Roof - Broadway Revival
Man Of La Mancha - Broadway Revival
Peter Pan w/ Sandy Duncan
Jesus Christ Superstar - European Tour

Silence! The Musical - NY Fringe Festival
Manhattan Madcaps of 1924 - Symphony Space Off Broadway
God Bless You Mr. Rosewater - Off Broadway
The Little Prince - Original Off Broadway
Ever After - Off Broadway Workshop

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