Tony Todd in LA Stage Show The Island
When it comes to the genre we all love, there are few actors who command as much admiration and respect as Tony Todd. From Candyman to Final Destination to Hatchet, he's played a myriad of roles in over 40 horror projects. And this season he's the main villain in "24"! What is there the man hasn't done?
If you were about to say "plays", well, you'd be wrong. Todd is currently starring in the Tony Award-winning stage show The Island at the Village Theatre inside the Lucy Florence Cultural Center (click the "Theatre" link), 3351 West 43rd Street in LA. His co-star in the two-man show is Lovensky Jean-Baptiste, who also appears on “24” as Tony's character's lieutenant.
The Island was devised by South African actors John Kani, Winston Ntshona, and world renowned playwright Athol Fugard and centers on two political prisoners confined in the notorious South African prison on Robben Island in 1972. The play chronicles the terror of prison life, and the cell becomes a crucible, testing the limits of personal and political commitment and the competing agendas of the two men.
Once The Island's run is over, Todd will be focusing all his efforts on his directorial debut, Eerie, PA, which he also wrote and will star in. We should have more info on that once production ramps up in (where else?) Erie, PA!
The Island runs through Sunday, March 8, 2009. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Hit up the above link for the Village Theatre for more details and to get your tickets.
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