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The Lycoming College Theatre Department will present “Let It Be Art! Harold Clurman’s Life of Passion” Feb. 13-15 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Theatre. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and the play is recommended for all audiences.
In this bold and effervescent solo performance, professional guest artist Ronald Rand embodies Harold Clurman, the writer, director and critic whose influence on the American theatre reverberates into the 21st century. “Let It Be Art!” traces Clurman’s remarkable journey of a life in the theatre as founder of the Group Theatre, director of more than 40 Broadway plays and friend to a galaxy of theatre luminaries, including Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Stella Adler, Clifford Odets, Edward Gordon Craig and Marlon Brando. Together Rand and Clurman make theatrical magic.
Rand, who is an international performing artist, playwright and Fulbright Teaching Specialist, began his acting career appearing in more than 250 plays at a professional children’s theatre in Florida. His Off-Broadway debut in “Julius Caesar” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music was followed by numerous New York appearances, including Hamm in “Endgame” and the lead in Goldoni’s “The Liar.”
Rand has performed “Let It Be Art!” for more than 15 years in 22 countries across five continents and has had two critically acclaimed runs Off-Broadway, one at the Century Center and the other at the ArcLight Theatre. The play is directed by Gregory Abels, who has directed or acted in nearly 800 plays, films and television dramas.
Tickets for dinner and a show, which will be held Feb. 14, are $18 per person, and advance reservations are required by calling 570-321-4048 before Feb. 11. Tickets for just the show are $10 per person and $8 for seniors and students.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.