Meet Orson Welles
Incomparable master, insufferable braggart.
At the height of his fame, on the brink of disaster. Seducing his audience while baring his soul.
|"...a genuine tour de force."|
|The Seattle Times|
Citizen Kane rocketed Orson Welles into boy genius Hollywood stardom, a trajectory rarely witnessed before or since. Only in his mid-20s, he was given complete artistic control over his next film, the movie he thought was certain to be his masterpiece.
Instead, The Magnificent Ambersons ruined Welles, who waged and lost a power struggle with the studio. The Magnificent Welles captures Welles, alone in a Brazilian hotel room while on location for another movie, as he gradually realizes his masterpiece is slipping away.
"Marcus Wolland deftly impersonates Welles" (Seattle Weekly) in this acclaimed one-man show that is alternately a memoir of Welles' breathtaking career and a chronicle of his efforts to recapture control of the film.
"Wolland bears a remarkable resemblance to Welles. There are moments his curling lips, arched eyebrows and body language suggest Welles playing Charles Foster Kane and others when he suggests a more vulnerable side to Welles.... Wolland ... turns the show into a genuine tour de force."
The Seattle Times