Sunday, July 29, 2012

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown... "Farm Boy"... Matrix Theatre.... HH(:

"Farm Boy" stars Lawrence Pressman (left) and Simon Lees (far right) & is directed by David Fofi (center). Photos by David Sprague
Just saw the excellent, charming production of "Farm Boy" directed by David Fofi which opened as a guest production at the Matrix Theatre on Melrose yesterday.  The play stars veteran Lawrence Pressman & newcomer Simon Lees who is destined for a great career.  In 1982 Michael Morpurgo's family friendly novel "War Horse" was published with the sequel "Farm Boy" following in 1997. The latter book was adapted into a play by Daniel Buckroyd and an excellent play I will say performed with style and superior acting by Lawrence Pressman as Grandfather & Simon Lees as the Grandson. The heartwarming 70 minute production which takes place in rural England after World War 1 is really great  storytelling and definitely a worthwhile trip to the Matrix. The play also features original music by Katrina Wood who produces with Barney D. Neeley with beautiful set design by Aaron Glazer. HH(:

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