THE GLASS PROTÉGÉ BY DYLAN COSTELLO
A DARK DRAMA EXPLORING A SCANDALOUS GAY LOVE AFFAIR IN 1940s HOLLYWOOD MAKES ITS UK DEBUT AT PARK THEATRE
The Glass Protégé by Dylan Costello, directed by Matthew Gould will open at the award-winning Park Theatre on 14 April, with a press night on 15 April. A powerful drama about the money, image and power obsessed ‘Hollywood machine’. The Glass Protégé makes its UK debut fresh from a 6 week run in Chicago. Containing very strong language and scenes of full-frontal male nudity, this production is suitable for ages 16+.
Hollywood, 1949. A time when the movies were king and the movie stars merely pawns for the studio bosses. A time when passion was lauded but sex never discussed. So when young British actor, Patrick Glass, embarks on a scandalous homosexual love affair with his famous co-star, he starts to feel the full force of the studio’s career-destroying muscle. Forty years later, as the truths of the past are uncovered, the true consequences of this ‘unacceptable’ romance come to light.
Dylan Costello’s plays include Fresh Meat, Secret Boulevard and Hello, Norma Jeane. His debut screenplay Coronado won in the PAGE international Screenwriting Contest in Hollywood and is currently being produced by Polaris Productions, with filming due to start in 2015. His short climate change film Edge of Existence was shown to world leaders at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December 2009.
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Thursday 2nd April 2015