Archive for September 2014

THEATER: David as King Henry VIII in New Jersey

David is honored to announce his return after many years to the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey in October 2014. He will be portraying the infamous King Henry VIII in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.

Rehearsals have begun, and tickets are onsale at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey website.

Previews begin October 15.
Performances run October 18 – November 9.

David’s past appearances at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey include Around the World in 80 Days, Hamlet, and Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr [Abridged], among others. From the company’s website:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called “New Jersey Shakespeare Festival”) is one of 25 professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey’s only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare’s canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

David returns to Seattle in November for ACT’s A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley. David is available for booking on regional or national stages starting in January 2015.

Reviews for David and “An Evening of One Acts”

Jessica Skerritt and David Foubert in "Patter for the Floating Lady" at ACT

Jessica Skerritt and David Foubert in “Patter for the Floating Lady” at ACT

David’s debut at Seattle’s ACT (A Contemporary Theater) was a smashing success! The three-play roster made critics laugh, but also spurred a significant amount of discussion and thought. David’s turns as “The Magician” in Steve Martin’s Patter for the Floating Lady and “Cisco” in Sam Shepard’s The Unseen Hand were very well-received. David had a wonderful time and looks forward to returning to ACT in November!

Some highlights from Seattle media from reviews for “An Evening of One Acts”:

Dusty Somers, The Seattle Times (July 26, 2014):

“Foubert nails the Martin-esque oblivious puffery while Skerritt is perfect as his peeved foil.” [in Patter for the Floating Lady]

“Willie is seeking help to free his enslaved people, and he resurrects Blue’s brothers, Cisco and Sycamore (a rip-roaring David Foubert and a perpetually irritated Chris Ensweiler) to contribute to the freedom fighting.” [in The Unseen Hand

Danielle Palmer-Friedman, The Daily (July 30, 2014):

“David Foubert, who plays The Magician, provides the proper amount of quirk to his role, simultaneously impersonating and reinventing this embodiment of Martin.” [in Patter for the Floating Lady]

Jeffery Totey, The Examiner (July 30, 2014):

“All of the actors involved (Jessica Skerritt, Eric Ray Anderson, Quinn Armstrong, Chris Ensweiler, David Foubert and Hana Lass) are all excellent in their roles and go for broke during their performances.”

Jay Irwin, BroadwayWorld.com (July 27, 2014):

“All three actors have a complete grasp on the comedic timing of the piece but also that quirky Martin style of talking about one thing but conveying something completely different. And it’s this one that completely worked for me and get’s a YAY from me with my three letter rating system.” [in Patter for the Floating Lady]

Margaret Friedman, Seattle Weekly (July 29, 2014):

“A confident cast, savvy direction by R. Hamilton Wright, and superior staging and effects boost this comely production beyond the generically titled sum of its parts.”