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BWW: ACT’s Christmas Carol “Alive with Magic”

Congratulations to the cast of ACT’s 2014 production of A Christmas Carol! Early performances have been a hit, and BroadwayWorld.com has weighed in with a very positive review (Dec 1, 2014):

ACT and Director John Langs completely nailed it again and then some. I saw the production last year of ACT’s Seattle tradition of “A Christmas Carol” and found myself struck by how well they conveyed this classic tale. And as much as I enjoyed it last year there was something even more magical and special in the air for this year’s production (or they spiked my eggnog) as I completely found myself swept away by this incredible show and, yes, crying my eyes out.

The show has always been a winner in the hands of ACT and is even more so in the hands of Langs and this cast and crew. It’s truly something special and we should be grateful we have it here with us.

David Foubert, playing the infamous Marley amongst other characters, also received positive mention:

The cast is superb… The three ghosts who speak (Christmas future never has too much to say) each managed to bring stunning elements. David Foubert as Marley was totally creepy and laser focused.

David and the cast of A Christmas Carol can be seen through December 28, 2014.

 

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.”

Video Highlights from “An Evening of One Acts”

In ACT’s “An Evening of One Acts”, David Foubert portrays two vastly different characters: Steve Martin’s Magician and Sam Shepard’s undead cowboy, Cisco Morphan. For a taste of David’s work alongside his fantastic co-stars, enjoy this brief promotional video from ACT featuring clips from the shows:

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” in Seattle 2014

David Foubert is honored to join the cast of ACT – A Contemporary Theatre’s production of the venerable Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”, now in its 39th year of production in the Seattle area. David will be taking on the role of Jacob Marley, in addition to other characters in the production.

More information to come closer to the holidays, but as this is a Seattle tradition tickets are already on sale at http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/AChristmasCarol. The production opens Nov 28th (the day after Thanksgiving) and runs through December 28th.

David’s ACT Debut in “An Evening of One Acts”

David is excited to be making his debut with Seattle institution ACT – A Contemporary Theater this summer. He will be appearing in two of the three one acts featured in their annual “Evening of One Acts”, which runs from July 18 – August 17.

David Foubert (far R) with the cast of ACT's Evening of One Acts 2014.

David Foubert (far R) with the cast of ACT’s Evening of One Acts 2014.

From ACT’s press release:

Three celebrated writers and their trio of short plays stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy to the summer. Famous for their successes on the big screen and the stage, we take a look at what Martin, Allen, and Shepard bring to their respective short stories.

David will be appearing in two of the three works:

Patter for the Floating Lady by Steve Martin [featuring David Foubert as the Magician]: The bittersweet conclusion of a romance between a lovesick magician and his aloof assistant.

The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard [featuring David Foubert as Cisco]: Loners, outlaws, and aliens come together in a wild affirmation of free will and pioneering human spirit.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/AnEveningofOneActs