The Trial of Jane Fonda at Park Theatre
The London debut of The Trial of Jane Fonda, by Terry Jastrow, will run at The Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, north London, from 13 July to 20 August 2016, with an official opening on 14 July. Tickets will go on general sale from 21 April 2016.
The production, which stars Anne Archer as Jane Fonda, will be directed by Joe Harmston, with set design by Sean Cavanagh, lighting by Tony Simpson, costume by Roberto Surace and sound by Matthew Bugg. The produccers are Acute Theatre Limited and Dann Moss in association with Park Theatre.
Synopsis: "1972. North Vietnam: Driven to halt the slaughter of young lives, iconic movie star Jane Fonda travels to Vietnam where she is photographed laughing and clapping, astride an anti-aircraft gun, designed to shoot down American planes. Overnight the soldiers’ sexy pin-up becomes ‘Hanoi Jane’; traitor to her country and betrayer of those very young men.
1988. Waterbury, Connecticut: Bitter demonstrations by veterans halt filming on a movie co-starring Fonda and Robert De Niro. Determined to stop her past dictating her future, Jane requests a meeting and enters a room full of angry men for whom the war still rages. The content of the meeting is never divulged.
Having retraced Fonda’s steps, interviewed her guides, dozens of veterans and Fonda herself, Terry Jastrow's play conjectures the battles which were fought in that encounter."
Anne Archer is best known for her role opposite Michael Douglas in 'Fatal Attraction', for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. Archer made her West End debut in ‘Mrs Robinson’ and other stage credits include 'A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking' (Off Broadway), 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' (Williamstown Theatre Festival), 'The Poison Tree' (Mark Taper Forum) and 'The Vagina Monologues' (LA). She has previously starred in The Trial of Jane Fonda, at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014.