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The Kennedy Center in Washington DC has announced its 2011-12 schedule, and STC's Uncle Vanya, in which Hugo Weaving costarred with Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, John Bell and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver is indeed coming. The dates are 4-27 August, the venue the Eisenhower Theater. So we'd best start making plans now. Tickets are not yet on sale, nor have all the specific showtimes been posted yet, but keep watching this space (and, of course, the Kennedy Center's webpage) for more info as it becomes available! 🙂 There's also a story in the Washington Post.
No word yet on a Broadway or BAM engagement, but I'll keep you posted… I'm heading out to BAM to see Hugo's old clowning teacher Geoffrey Rush tomorrow in Diary of a Madman anyhow, so I'll do some asking around. 😉
Also, Oranges and Sunshine keeps accruing glowing reviews as it has preview screenings across the UK. The latest is in Lost in the Multiplex, which says Hugo's performance "provides the highlight. Weaving is utterly believable, embodying a character that has internalised years of hurt, regret and abuse, yet remains proud and strong. It’s a truly masterful turn. I’ve not seen a better performance in years." More raves are on view at Good Film Guide and STV.
Hugo Weaving with Hayley McElhinney