Talking Heads, by Alan Bennett
June 18-20 - One weekend only
Get your tickets now!
Tickets are available now for our STAGE Showcase production of three solo pieces from Alan Bennett's comic masterpiece, Talking Heads. This special end-of-the-season production runs just one weekend, with performances June 18 and 19 at 8:00 PM and June 20 at 4:00 PM in the intimate 92-seat Black Box theatre at Corvallis High School.
Tickets for all seats are just $14 for this special production. Season subscribers get free admission – and if you bought tickets at the door for Honour, you should have received a promotional code entitling you to a discount on Talking Heads tickets. (If you misplaced the code, no problem; contact email@example.com and we'll send it to you.)
Produced under the guidance of associate artistic director Brian Newberg in wSc's STAGE U Studio for actors, Talking Heads comprises three 40-minute monologues performed – and directed – by a trio of STAGE veterans:
Pat Kight in Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, directed by Paul Watts
Paul Watts in Playing Sandwiches, directed by Harriet Nixon
Harriet Nixon in A Bed Among the Lentils, directed by Pat Kight
Originally produced for BBC television, the Talking Heads series has achieved cult status among fans of Bennett, who has been dubbed Britain’s “Curmudgeon Laureate.” The monologues offer finely drawn glimpses into the extraordinary private lives of three “ordinary” people – a saleswoman, a parks maintenance man and a vicar's wife – in language that is precise, vivid and painfully funny.
What the Critics Say
“Bennett’s genius is his ability to satirize humanely. [His] prose is like stained glass: if you stare at it, you see things you missed.” –New York Times
”... the tragic and painful are close bedfellows with the funny and the sexual….We laugh at the situations presented and then feel a twinge of guilt.” –Los Angeles Times
Note: These monologues contain mature themes and language; may not be appropriate for young children; parental discretion advised.
To reserve your seats, go to www.willamettestage.org and follow the Talking Heads link, or copy and paste this URL into your web browser: https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=14254
If you need assistance, you can leave a message on our Box Office phone line, at 541.368.7092, and one of our volunteers will call you back.
Thank you for helping to make our third season a smashing success. Stay tuned for news this summer about our exciting 201-2011 season, starting in the fall.
And don’t forget: we’re counting on you to help us spread the word. Our enthusiastic audiences are our best advertising, and we hope you'll continue to tell your friends about Willamette STAGE Company, and encourage them to join you by buying tickets for Talking Heads, June 18-20. Better yet, treat them by buying tickets for them.
Thanks, and we’ll see you on STAGE!
Robert Hirsh, Artistic Director
Willamette STAGE Company
6625 SW Janet Way
Corvallis, OR 97333