The Wall Street Journal names APT “Company of the Year”
| 2:35PM.January 5th, 2012
Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout calls APT Best Company and The Cure at Troy Best Play of 2011.
Company of the year: Wisconsin's American Players Theatre, located in Spring Green, Frank Lloyd Wright's home town, has been putting on first-class productions in its 1,148-seat amphitheatre since 1979. When it opened a second indoor stage, the handsome 200-seat Touchstone Theatre, in 2009, APT decisively established itself as one of America's most ambitious and consistently impressive classical summer festivals. This year's offerings included an overwhelmingly moving small-stage version of "The Cure at Troy," Seamus Heaney's English-language adaptation of Sophocles' "Philoctetes," directed by David Frank, APT's artistic director. A perfect embodiment of the company's serious yet unpretentious style, "The Cure at Troy" was the best show of any kind that I saw in 2011.
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