Carey Perloff


“PRIVATE LIVES” REVIEWS


“Stratford Festival review: Private Lives absolutely sparkles”

“Geraint Wyn Davies and Lucy Peacock are a match made in romantic-comedy heaven in this hilarious and surprisingly warm production of the Noël Coward classic.”

Glenn Sumi, NOW TORONTO


“Rolling with laughter at Private Lives”

“Witty dialogue and superb acting makes Private Lives a hilarious night out in Stratford this summer.”

Steve Rice, BEACON HERALD


“The performances Perloff has elicited are refreshingly down-to-earth. None of that debonair posturing, the artificial old-mannered acting styles that can drag down Coward productions.

Peacock is superb as Amanda – a rich and aimless woman who nevertheless nurses a deep sadness that apparently only Elyot and his tempers can assuage. The actor’s line deliveries are fresh and funny, but there’s always a beating heart underneath. Wyn Davies, meanwhile, isn’t afraid to play Elyot as a violent misogynist. 'I should like to cut off your head with a meat axe,' he shouts at Sibyl, no Cowardian charm to couch it.”

Kelly Nestruck, GLOBE AND MAIL


“Director Carey Perloff has compiled a fine cast. Lucy Peacock and Geraint Wyn Davies as ex spouses Amanda and Elyot are a divine pairing. From the moment Amanda knows to hand Elyot the fruit from her cocktail, it is clear that these two share something far more intimate with each other than they do with their new spouses. Their chemistry is excellent and they are equally as fun to watch when they are getting along as they are when they are sparring.”

– Lauren Glenow, BROADWAY WORLD



Stratford Festival

PRIVATE LIVES

by Noel Coward

Directed by Carey Perloff

May – October 2019

https://www.stratfordfestival.ca


San Francisco Playhouse

THE FIT

by Carey Perloff

Directed by Bill English

June 5 – June 29, 2019

https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/sandbox-series


Williamstown Theatre Festival

GHOSTS

by Henrik Ibsen

Starring Uma Thurman

In a new version by Paul Walsh

July 31 – August 18, 2019

https://wtfestival.org


Arts Club Theatre Company

Vancouver

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Haysam Kadri

Based on the original staging by Carey Perloff

September 12 – October 13, 2019

https://artsclub.com


World Premiere

PALE SISTER

by Colm Tóibín

Co-production of the

Gate Theatre, Dublin Ireland

and Audible.com

Starring Lisa Dwan

Directed by Carey Perloff

October 31 November 9, 2019

https://www.gatetheatre.ie/production/pale-sister/


The Shakespeare Company, Reeve Theater

University of Calgary

MERCHANT OF VENICE

by William Shakespeare

Starring Seana McKenna as Shylock

Directed by Carey Perlof

November 28 – December 8, 2019

https://arts.ucalgary.ca/schools/creative-performing-arts/node/986


Arena Stage

Washington D.C.

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

January 17 – February 23, 2020

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Carey Perloff

https://americantheatre.org/2019/03/05/arena-stage-announces-70th-season


Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Haysam Kadri

based on the original staging by Carey Perloff

February 2020

https://royalmtc.ca

Cast of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini.

     Music written and performed by David Coulter. Photos by Kevin Berne

CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK

PRIVATE LIVES, Stratford Theater, Set Design by Ken MacDonald, Costume Design by Christian Poddubiuk, Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell, Photo by Ken MacDonald


REVIEWS FOR “A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS


Critic Picks A Thousand Splendid Suns and Queens for The Best of San Diego Theater in 2018:


“This knockout co-production of A Thousand Splendid Suns at The Old Globe, the American Conservatory Theatre and Theatre Calgary, was as splendid as its poetic title, under the magnificent direction of Carey Perloff (who extended her San Diego stay to direct a superb production of Queens at the La Jolla Playhouse right after this one; see below). Splendid Suns beautiful imagistic set, lovely score (much of it played on the musical saw) and evocative lighting and sound added up to an extraordinary evening that underscored, even in the very worst of circumstances, the enduring hope for a better, freer life.”

–– TIMES OF SAN DIEGO


“...A powerful production that had the audience sobbing.”

– CALGARY HERALD


“Epic splendor...dazzles with its opulence and humanity.”

— SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


“Carey Perloff's direction as she leads these two women

through their journeys is stunning. she never forces a

moment or the pace but simply lets them unfold creating a raw and honest tone and lending a sense of realism to the actors who are stunning.”                                                    

–– BROADWAY WORLD


“Emotionally stirring! once the story is underway, it's hard

not to be swept along. theatergoers are rewarded not with a fairy tale ending but with a clarification of what redeems us as human beings.”                                              

— LOS ANGELES TIMES


“...'theatrical alchemy.' it's where all the right elements seem to magically come together in just the right ways to form pure theatrical gold. seattle rep currently has a bunch of alchemists...working with them with their joint production with the american conservatory theater and their presentation of 'a thousand splendid suns,' a riveting tale filled with so much tragic beauty, that you'll be left breathless.”

— BROADWAY WORLD




"'GHOSTS' at Williamstown Theatre Festival Proves to Be Fresh and Remarkably Relevant."

–– BROADWAY WORLD

GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen, 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival. Photos by Joseph O'Malley

GHOSTS...

"A sumptuous Ibsen revival starring Uma Thurman...."  

–– THE NEW YORK TIMES

"To the play’s already overflowing grab bag of symbols and hot topics circa 1882 — syphilis, incest, arson, euthanasia — the director Carey Perloff adds gorgeous stage pictures, eerie live music and a glowy Uma Thurman giving a creditable performance in a famously difficult role."

–– THE NEW YORK TIMES


Interview with Carey Perloff

on "GHOSTS"

starring Uma Thurman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 31-August 18, 2019

"From San Fran to Williamstown,

This Theater Director Brings 'Ghosts'"

–– Wendy Taucher, EXHALE LIFESTYLE