THE GUARDSMAN AND THE ACTRESS
Adapted by Mark Edward Lang
Based on THE GUARDSMAN (1924) by Ferenc Molnar
Starring Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy
This is a filmed staged reading that will be available in
late spring/early summer
Two famous actors have only been married for six months, when the husband becomes so suspicious, that he devises a scheme to test his wife's loyalty. This romantic comedy was first produced in New York by the Theatre Guild, starring real-life married couple Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt . ELTC produced the full-length GUARDSMAN in 2008 with real-life married couple Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy, directed by Karen Case Cook.
Mark Edward Lang Theater and corporate training events have taken him to 35 U.S. states and around the world; including trips to Malaysia, Tanzania, Copenhagen and Istanbul. Favorite roles include Alfred Lunt in the biographical drama Lunt and Fontanne: The Celestials of Broadway (FringeNYC and Classic Theatre of San Antonio; also playwright), Captain Robert Scott in Terra Nova and Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (Hilton Head Playhouse), The Actor in ELTC’s The Guardsman (with wife Alison J. Murphy), seven roles in the Irish comedy Stones in his Pockets (Open Stage of Harrisburg), Kosti in Welcome Home Marian Anderson (Off-Broadway and tour); and ELTC’s The Rainmaker, Ah, Wilderness!, Biography, Zorro!, Christopher Bean, The Poe Mysteries, Dulcy, Butter and Egg Man, Why Marry?, The New York Idea, Voice of the City, The Dictator (2001), Four by Four and You and I (Best Actor Jacoby Award, 2007). He’s performed Shakespeare, Molière and new works in NYC and on tour; as well as theater workshops and directing, including ELTC’s Anna Christie. Graduate of Vassar College. Member AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
Alison J. Murphy has appeared in New York productions of Lunt and Fontanne: The Celestials of Broadway (with her husband Mark Edward Lang), Aurora Leigh, The Wound of Love, and ELTC’s Why Marry? at the historic Players Club. Past ELTC productions in Cape May include The Late Christopher Bean, The Dictator, The New York Idea, Voice of the City, Four by Four, Why Marry?, You and I, Dulcy, and The Guardsman. For Access to Art in Cape May, she portrayed Rosalind in As You Like It and Margaret Roper More in Bound by Truth, by Sheila Rinear. She has also worked with American Stage Company and Shakespeare in the Garden, in productions of Cloud Nine, Elephant Man, Extremities, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. Film: The Love of My Life (Frank Faralli, director). She also teaches acting workshops. Member AEA.