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What the Butler Saw at the Mark Taper Forum November 12, 2014 through December 21, 2014

Paxton Whitehead, Charles Shaughnessy, Frances Barber and More Will See What the Butler Saw at the Mark Taper Forum
By Carey Purcell Playbill
09 Oct 2014 

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, the comedic farce of seduction and blackmail, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Previews begin Nov. 12 prior to an official opening Nov. 23. Performances continue through Dec. 21.
Joining previously announced cast member Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being EarnestMy Fair Lady) are Frances Barber (Hamlet, Camille), Sarah Manton (One Man, Two Guvnors), Angus McEwan ("The Duchess"), Rod McLachlan (Holiday, Our Town) and Charles Shaughnessy ("The Nanny," "Mad Men").

John Tillinger, who previously directed the Orton plays Loot and Entertaining Mr. Sloane in repertory at the Taper in 1987, will direct.

"Set in the consulting room of a private psychiatric clinic, the action begins when the very proper Dr.…

Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy for Thursday 9 October, 2014 with my guest Valerie Azlynn!

Join me at 3 pm pst this Thursday, October 9th on Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy on TradioV, when my special guest will be the delightful and talented Valerie Azlynn

Valerie was born in New London, Connecticut and was raised there.  She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13.  She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School.  She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera copany in Manhattan, New York.  She later moved to Los Angeles.  

We will be discussing the changing movie business and ELECTION, WHAT ELECTION!?!

I say "Don't you dare wave the flag in my face and babble on about Freedom and Democracy if you aren't going to get out of bed to vote!!"

During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested; …