FILM: Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY – Saturday, August 31 – 7:30 pm
Peak Films – Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY (2012)
Saturday, August 31, 7:30 p.m.
$12. Members save 10-20%.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Produced by Lonny Price and Ellen Krass. Directed by Lonny Price
Cast: Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, and Martha Plimpton.
Running time: 159 minutes incl. 15 minute intermission (2:39)
Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Rent) leads a star-studded cast that includes Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton. Company’s plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girl-friends. It’s a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby’s 35th birthday.