Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Director Robert Woodruff with Britannicus stars Alfredo Narciso, Meritt Janson and Kevin O'Donnell.
I wanted to post a little positive preview for Racine's rarely seen Britannicus, which opens tomorrow as Robert Woodruff's swan song at the ART. But then the photo above (photo by Dina Rudick, from the Boston Globe) stopped me dead in my tracks. That's Nero and Britannicus in, surprise, a rock band - with Woodruff himself hanging out in high Frank/Mick/Patti mode. Damn - something about that picture is so embarrassing. The guy just can't learn, can he?
Still, to be fair, the production photos below look more promising. We'll soon see.