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Truepenny Players

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The Alcove Theatre
414 Mason Street, #502
San Francisco, California 94102


Truepenny Players

We are San Francisco's newest theater company - performing at the Alcove Theater in downtown San Francisco.  Our inaugural production is 'Hamlet'.  We hope you will read further and see more about the Truepenny Players and their first show!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 5:43 AM

Opening Night was an overwhelming success.  I was very proud of each and every actor on the stage last night.  My heart is full with the excitement still - seeing not one person leave at intermission of a very long play.  Shakespeare - being clearly communicated and understood. Does it get any better?  Can it get any better?  We will see in the next few weeks.

Tim and Jennii and Glenn and Lynn were on fire and focused and gave the performances we all knew they were capable of. The supporting cast of Rick, Santiago, Christopher, Kathy, Dan, Eric, Edwin and Terry were equally as impressive.  Terry's Polonius brought new life to a listing production.  Edwin's Laertes shone like it never had, Rick's Horatio - a revelation, Santiago's roles showed his unending versatility, Christopher's Player King got a little more interesting, Kathy's roles were memorable, and Eric shored up the lot with his steady support and believability.

Dan's ghost was and continues to be a pivotal part of this play.  With this role, he brings a very palpatible otherworldliness to a role most of us would not be as effective in.  

Lynn Sotos has now made her mark as a bonafide Gertrude powerhouse with last night's performance.

Glenn Havlan mumbled a lot backstage about how this and that was wrong and griped about how he didn't do thus and such.I doubt there was a single person in the house that could discern any of these things - if they did in fact occur - through his brilliantly subtle rendering of the murdering king.

Jennii Vo Le continues to amaze.  I gave her a last minute note that changed quite a lot of what she would be doing onstage that night.  Most actors would have ran out of the building screaming - with my severed head clutched fast in their hands.  She took the note chewed it and spat out a performance for the ages.

Tim.  That's really all anyone needs to know.  This man is now not just my friend and colleague, but now my favorite actor as well.  Words do not describe what went on at the Alcove last night.  I've never seen a crowd sitting on the edges of their seats for Act V, scene 2.  That's the power this actor can and did wield last night.  Not one person left the theater last night before curtain.  Nor did I see many dry eyes in response to some of his more personalized speeches.  Congratulations, Tim.  You have my utmost respect and admiration always, for teaching me so much about acting, theater, personal behavior, and life.


Kevin Burke

Director, Hamlet 2014, Truepenny Players in association with the Beverly Hills Playhouse, San Francisco.

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