Christopher Plummer performs his celebrated one-man show A Word or Two at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Academy Award, Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Christopher Plummer will star in a Center Theatre Group special event, A Word or Two, written and arranged by Plummer and directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Plummer, who confesses to being “hooked on the intoxication of words,” spent much of his time growing up in Montreal reading Ben Jonson, George Bernard Shaw, Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Lord Byron, Dylan Thomas, W.H. Auden and Stephen Leacock and others. His personal take on these literary giants forms a journey from childhood to old age.
"YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS Plummer's one-man show…dazzling language inspires his own theatrical virtuosity. Plummer's voice caresses words the way a jeweler handles precious stones."
—Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"Rollicking, full of quicksilver shifts between comedy and tragedy, sublime and ridiculous."
—Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register
"His commanding stage presence makes you want to watch. But in A Word or Two, he also makes you want to listen."
—Jake Perlman, Entertainment Weekly
"Who knew that Christopher Plummer could do brilliant standup comedy… but this show is much, much more."
—Hoyt Hilsman, The Huffington Post
A Word or Two will be presented in association with the Stratford Festival of Canada for 16 performances only, Jan 19 through Feb 9, 2014.
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