On this episode, Honest Pint Theatre Company’s Co-Artistic Directors David Henderson and Susannah Hough talk about the upcoming production of Rory Kinnear’s The Herd. Henderson directs this production and Hough stars in it as a harried mother whose devotion to her disabled son has impacted her and her family’s life in profound ways. As the mother of a child with special needs myself, I was especially moved during this interview when Hough opened up about the everyday struggles she faces in real life as a parent of two disabled children. Drink deep because you won’t want to miss this show about reconciliation, the power of the past, and the irresistible pull of family.
About the Guests
David Henderson is the Founder and Co-Artistic Producer of Honest Pint Theatre Company. He is a Morehead Scholar graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Most recently, he was seen in Honest Pint’s one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Prior to that, he played Doc in The Night Alive and played the title role in Hamlet, which earned him the Broadway World award for Best Actor in a Play. He also starred as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd at Raleigh Little Theatre and understudied for the role for Playmakers Repertory Company. For the past 23 years, he has had the pleasure of playing Jacob Marley in Theatre in the Park’s annual production of A Christmas Carol.
Susannah Hough is the Co-Artistic Producer of Honest Pint. She hails from Los Angeles but has called the Triangle home for many years now, and is a veteran of numerous stage and film companies here. Some of her favorite Honest Pint roles are Annapurna (Honest Pint Theatre Co.), The Night Alive (Director), and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Director). She has appeared in the short films Righteous (Bombshell Studios), Endings (Turnip Films), and Katie’s Dog (Carbon Footprint), as well as numerous commercials, industrial videos, and TV. She coaches actors for auditions and teaches acting classes, as well. For more information visit: www.susannahhough.com.
About ‘The Herd’
The Herd is the debut play from Rory Kinnear. Kinnear is an actor who is probably best known to American audiences as Bill Tanner in the 007 James Bond movie franchise (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre). The play opened in London in 2013. Two years later it had its US premiere at the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Honest Pint is only the third company in the United States to produce this play. The show runs from January 25th through February 10th at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.
For ticket information visit: http://www.nract.org/
For more information about Honest Pint Theatre Company visit: https://www.honestpinttheatre.org/.
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