Street Corner Arts

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skylight

By David Hare

Directed by A. Skola Summers

CAST

Claire Grasso

Joe Penrod

& Aaron Johnson

DEcember 2015

at hyde park theatre

On a bitterly cold London evening, Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom, a restless, self-made restaurant and hotel tycoon whose wife has recently died. Once a close family friend and business associate, Kyra cut off all communication with the family three years ago and has since found a vocation teaching underprivileged children. Seeking answers, Tom will force the two of them to confront ghosts from their past before they can attempt to move forward. They will find themselves locked in a battle of opposing thoughts and beliefs, but is the social and economic gap between them unbridgeable?

synopsis

REVIEWS

"A well-realized two-hander, "Skylight" is an engaging mixture of love and politics, which, despite its two and a half hour run time, flows naturally and smoothly. Its leads play off each other in perfect step, with each bringing out the best in the other. It's a play that depends on its dialog more than its action, but with a piece this well-written, featuring performers of this caliber, dialog is really all one needs." 

Ryan E Johnson, Austin Theatre Examiner

"The Street Corner Arts production, directed by A. Skola Summers, is a high-power dance of debate and recriminations between two exceptional actors. Summers has guided these performers in such a way as to handle Hare's wordier passages with a great naturalness, drawing three exceptional performances from her cast, locking them together in both crystal clear contrast and melancholic harmony with each another." (Entire Review)

Frank Benge, BroadwayWorld.com

 

Austin

Chronicle's

Top 10

Performances

of 2015

Claire Grasso

Aaron Johnson

 

Nominee

Austin

Critics Table

OUTSTANDING

PRODUCTION

 

Nominee

Austin

Critics Table

Outstanding

Direction

A.Skola

Summers

 

nominee

Austin

Critics Table

Outstanding

Performance

in a

leading role

Claire

Grasso

 

nominee

Austin

Critics Table

Outstanding

Performance

in a 

supporting role

Aaron

Johnson