The King Of Theives, una cronaca teatrale di George F. Walk

8 Agosto 2019 Off Di Artis Teatro


Having made a commitment to showcase Canadian theater, closing year the Stratford Shakespeare Festival offered George F. Walker’s story play King of Thieves as portion of its 2010 playbill. This was once the sphere premiere of Walker’s play and it was once staged at the Studio Theater. The play was once be directed by Jennifer Tarver, who also directed his play Zastrozzi for closing year pageant.

A Canadian playwright and screenwriter, Walker has attain to be identified as one of Canada’s most vociferous writers. His plays were reproduced no longer correct in Canada nonetheless all the contrivance by the sphere, making him a dramatist to be reckoned with. His works are on the complete appealing and categorical a bunch of angst in opposition to the goings on of the discover day world. Nonetheless, he chooses varied time and background settings to safe his message all the contrivance by. He has done a series of six recent plays, all of them popularity within the an analogous suburban motel room, which have received extensive severe acclaim. Walker also has several television sequence and flicks to his discover screen credit ranking.

King of Thieves, in step with Walker, is an adaptation of The Beggar’s Opera by John Glad, and is determined in 1920s Unique York. As an different of retailers and beggars within the authentic account, he has adapted the account with bankers and gangsters, giving it a contemporary crawl. It might perhaps perhaps be against the law thriller, nonetheless it’s miles aloof a musical. Yes, that’s lawful – George F. Walker’s King of Thieves contains some edgy music into its borrowed storyline. Nicely, more adaptation than outright borrowing essentially. There are crooks within the play who will seemingly be correct that – crooks, and turn any given grief to their revenue.

The muse of the play is The Beggar’s Opera, written by John Glad in 1720 where the two central characters were called Macheath and Polly Peacham. King of Thieves’ characters are Peachum and Mac, and they live in Unique York in 1928, as opposed to the opposite play that’s determined in London. In Walker’s adaptation, Mac is a master thief and his greater half of’s father Peachum correct as immense a crook. Nonetheless, the tables are turned on them after they are compelled into doing something for the FBI. In declare to scheme a sting operation on spoiled bankers within the metropolis, the FBI intimidates the duo into helping them. But Peachum and Mac are crooks and they rapidly figure out a arrangement that can allow them to safe the upper of no longer correct the FBI nonetheless also the bankers. They are searching for to waste the grief work for them, and they intend to con whoever it takes to safe their fingers on some money.

This musical manufacturing is determined in a nightclub cabaret and weaves in stable aspects of corporate crime – deception, death and double streak.