This page is in development. I would be grateful if you would share any memories, anecdotes, photographs or other memorabilia. Please use the button at top right to contact me and I will give you the details on sharing. Thank you, Kyle Lawson, page manager. (PS: It would help if you could provide the IDs of those pictured, the name of the production, the year, the company and the photographer credit. If you know them, that is.)
This picture is historically significant for several reasons. For one, the plays of Jean-Paul Sartre have seldom been produced in Phoenix. Another is that it is representative of the kind of work done at Phoenix Theatre (then Phoenix Little Theatre) in the mid- to late 70s. Theatre One was a tiny stage located literally in the rafters of the theater. You had to climb to get there, the seats weren’t very comfortable, but the fare was exceptional. The best people worked there. “No Exit” was proof of that, with its direction by the legendary Ruth Willis and a cast that included Steven Mastroieni, one of the era’s most in-demand leading men, and Paty Lombard, one of its most fascinating and beautiful actresses.
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Scott Thompson is one of the finest director-choreographers in contemporary American theater. He collaborated with Phoenix actress Paty Lombard on a series of musicals for Austin Musical Theatre, including critially acclaimed, sold-out productions of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “The Sound of Music.”
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