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The Actors’ Gang turns 30 with Tartuffe

April 4, 2011

Jon Kellam

In 1981, years before his roles in Top Gun, Bull Durham and The Shawshank Redemption, actor Tim Robbins and fellow actors from UCLA founded an experimental theater group in LA, the Actors’ Gang. The company launches its 30th anniversary celebration this year with a 17th century classic, but not surprisingly, absolute fidelity to the original is hardly the goal.

Director Jon Kellam, who studied theater and political science at Lawrence University, helms Tartuffe. He points out that the Actors’ Gang is known for its reconstructive adaptations as it pursues the classics. Read more.

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