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Play Entitled “Iceland” Staged in LA

After a journey to Iceland, composer Marc Anthony Thomson and writer/director/actor Roger Guenveur Smith felt inspired to write a love story about a couple in transatlantic correspondence. Their play Iceland premiers in Los Angeles March 13.

The Obie Award-winning duo joined actress Treva Offutt to “navigate the bloodstream” of the two lovers, a painter and a dancer. She lives in what was their Brooklyn home while he is based in Iceland.

Roger Guenveur Smith in his role in Iceland, photo by Elizabeth Tobias.

“This erotically-charged journey begins as ‘nothing special/just love as usual’ but soon negotiates fire and ice and ‘bombs bursting in air/red white black and blue’,” as described in a press release.

Iceland was commissioned by the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which facilitated a Rockefeller Grant allowing Thompson and Smith to visit Iceland.

Click here to read more about the program.

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