Saturday, 26 March 2011

‘Speaking in Tongues’ has lots to say

The psychological thriller “Speaking in Tongues” — a story of indiscretion and betrayal — comes to the Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 next week.

Directed by John Peakes, the production begins with previews on March 29, opens March 31 and continues through April 17 in the Walnut’s Independence Studio on 3.

Four actors create nine characters whose lives intersect in seemingly random incidents throughout “Speaking in Tongues.” This intriguing trilogy of interwoven stories unveils a lonely marriage, a missing person, indiscretion and betrayal. On an isolated road, a leading psychiatrist disappears. As a detective works to piece together what happened, he delivers a puzzle of relationships in crisis. People are not who they seem to be. This highly charged thriller is a painfully honest and wickedly funny drama about making mistakes and living with the consequences.

“Speaking in Tongues” was written by the Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. In 2001, he adapted the play for screen as “Lantana.”

The cast of “Speaking in Tongues” includes local favorites Ian Merrill Peakes (Pete/Nick/John), his wife, Karen Peakes (Jane/Sarah), Susan Riley Stevens (Sonja/Valerie) and William Zielinski (Leon/Neil). Ian Peakes has appeared in Walnut productions, including “Of Mice and Men” and “Enchanted April.” Karen Peakes returns to the Walnut after appearing in “Fallen Angels.” Also in the cast are Susan Riley Stevens and William Zielinski.

“Speaking” is directed by John Peakes, who made his directorial debut at the Walnut last season with the hilarious “Travels With My Aunt.” He has also been seen on the Walnut’s Mainstage in productions, including “Oliver!” and “42nd Street.”

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