ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS
By A.M. Dolan
Directed by Gus Kaikkonen
Featuring Gordon Clapp
The perfect marriage between a treasured American poet and a beloved actor, Emmy-winner (NYPD Blue) and Tony-nominee Gordon Clapp returns for an encore performance as Robert Frost in A.M Dolan’s Robert Frost: This Verse Business. Fresh from the Lincoln Center production of The Great Society, Clapp once again breathes life into Frost, poised and waiting for the birth of a new poem. “Why don’t I say some poems to ya I’ve already written...and we’ll see if another one creeps up on me.” Frost’s endless quest to express life through metaphor – and encourage the reader to find their own meaning of life – is beautifully captured through this intimate moment between actor and audience, featuring timeless Frost classics such as Mending Wall, The Road Not Taken and Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Robert Frost: This Verse Business features Gordon Clapp (Stella and Lou).
Meet the Players
Gordon Clapp (Robert Frost): Peterborough: Robert Frost: This Verse Business (World Premiere) Measure for Measure, Auld Lang Syne, Stella and Lou Broadway: Glengarry, Glen Ross (Tony Nomination, Theatre World Award) The Great Society (Lincoln Center) Off Broadway: Blood From a Stone, Early History of Fire, (New Group) Trick or Treat (59E59) Regional: Robert Frost: This Verse Business (Merrimack Rep and other venues) Man in the Ring (Huntington Theatre-IRNE Award) Midvale High School 50th Reunion (Nora Theatre) A Christmas Carol, A Doll’s House, Trick or Treat (Northern Stage) Art, Our Town, On Golden Pond (New London Barn) Dig (Dorset Theatre Festival) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Ivoryton Playhouse) Five seasons with Canada’s National Arts Centre Theatre Company Film: Return of the Secaucus Seven, Eight Men Out, Matewan, Flags of Our Fathers, Peter and John, Game Plan Television: NYPD Blue (12 seasons, Emmy, SAG Award) Damages, Chicago Fire, Grey’s Anatomy, Elementary, Taking Chance, Deadwood He and his wife Elisabeth Gordon live in Norwich, Vermont and Boston.
We gratefully acknowledge the Estate of Robert Frost and his publisher, Henry Holt & Company. All poems are from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem, copyright 1923, 1930, 1934, 1939, 1947, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, copyright 1936, 1942, 1944, 1951, 1958, 1962 by Robert Frost, copyright 1964, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1986 by Lesley Frost Ballantine. Used by arrangement with Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Additional material is from Interviews with Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem and published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, and The Selected Letters of Robert Frost, edited by Lawrance Thompson.