WEST HARTFORD — Playhouse on Park’s “Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade”is now available for streaming through Oct. 4, as well as at a pop up viewing in Newtown. The film is 1 hour, 37 minutes long, according to an email from organizers. For more information including supplementary materials and a teaser of the film, visit www.playhouseonpark.org.
This solo play portrays Kennedy during his short, electrifying campaign for President of the United States. Told from Kennedy’s perspective, the play follows Bobby from his announcement to enter the race on March 16, 1968, to his last speech on June 4 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. You will see Kennedy’s most famous and impactful speeches, his private apprehensions, and well as the more personal events during those four exhilarating months of his ill-fated campaign.
Please note that this is a film of the play. This play was originally scheduled to be produced by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. live at Playhouse on Park. As a result of guidelines put forth by both Gov. Ned Lamont and Actors Equity Association, the play could not be produced in front of a live audience, nor could it be filmed in Connecticut. The play was filmed for Playhouse on Park audiences at the Theatre of St. Clements in NYC. This is the same place it had its world premiere in 2018. The film is available to stream at home through Oct. 4 for $20. There will also be a viewing at the Ingersoll Auto PoP-Up Drive-In, behind Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown. For $20 per car you can watch the production under the stars on Thursday, Oct. 1 (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 4). Showtime: 7:30 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m.
David Arrow (Bobby Kennedy) has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, among them; “Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade.” Other Off-Broadway credits: Anonymous with Chip Zien and Vacuum at the Cherry Lane. Regional: Charles in “Blithe Spirit,” Alan Turing in “Breaking the Code,” Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet,” Hannay in “The 39 Steps,” Torvald in “Nora” (Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of “A Doll’s House”), and in “A Moon for the Misbegotten” at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He won a Drama-Logue Award for the title role in Albert Camus’ “Caligula,” and a Dean Goodman award for his performance in “Benefactors.” Writing credits include: “At the Cabaret Chat Noir,” a play with music about the life of Toulouse Lautrec and the cabarets of late 19th-century Paris. He also adapted the screenplay for the award wining short film, “Rules of Love.” David has appeared in several feature films, including; “Joseph’s Gift,” “IgbyGoes Down,” “Hostage,” “Moon Creek Cemetery,” and the starring roles in “The Dot Man” directed by “Bruno Coppola,” and “Rules of Love” opposite Judy Greer. Television credits include “Jon Benjamin has a Van,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Growing Pains,” “Passions,” the HBO series, “12 Miles of Bad Road,” Comedy Central’s “Jon Benjamin Has a Van,” and “Broad City” and, as Captain Andrew Sutherland on “TURN.” David is married to actress Amber Paul.
For more information visit www.playhouseonpark.org.