The Guardsman Tickets

The Guardsman is a romantic drama based on Ferenc Molnar’s famous play Testor, and is now being produced by the Kennedy Center starring Sarah Wayne Callies, Finn Wittroch, Shuler Hensley and Julie Halston with directed Gregory Mosher. It centers on the relationship dynamics of a good looking couple where the husband finds himself exceedingly insecure about his wife’s loyalty towards him.  The Guardsman tickets are all the rage among theater-goers looking for dark romance and a more profound understanding of marriage.

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About The Guardsman

The Guardsman is counted among the most popular works by Hungarian-born novelist and dramatist, Ferenc Molnar, who wrote the play during 1920 and 1924. He is best known for The Paul Street Boys, Liliom and The Swan, while many of his works have been adapted into films and other media including The Devil, The Swan, The Good Fairy, A Breath of Scandal, One Two Three, and His Glorious Night. Guardsman’s first preview came in October 1924, when it was produced by The Theatre Guild at the Garrick Theatre where it was presented in three acts, starring Lynn Fontanne, Dudley Digges, Philip Loeb, Alfred Lunt, Kathryn Wilson, Helen Westley, and Edith Meiser. The performance brought nominations to the leading roles in the categories of Best Actor and Best Actress. By 1931, the play was adapted to a film by the same name starring the same protagonists Fontanne and Lunt, alongside Roland Young, Zasu Pitts, Maude Eburne, and Herman Bing.
Budapest’s most attractive young actress who has gained much notoriety for her affairs lasting only six months, decides to finally get married, upon which she most certainly chooses to marry the most talented and handsome young actor. After five and a half months of being married, the actor begins suspecting his wife, sensing her getting restless. To put an end to his misery of constant suspiciousness, he decides to play his most daring and dangerous role of a dashing young courtier to the emperor—her ideal lover. This would test her commitment to him and fidelity of their marriage by winning her love. Only the more he woos his lovely new wife as a guardsman, the more madly jealous he becomes of the character he finds himself compelled to play.
Sarah Wayne Callies, who plays the beautiful actress in The Guardsman, is best known for acting in TV shows Walking Dead and Prison Break, and has been noted for carrying the signature look of the character in Guardsman with her an essential sense of longing sadness about her. Opposite her in the leading role is Finn Wittrock who dazzled earlier on Broadway in Mike Nicholas’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Death of a Saleman where he played the role of Happy. Alongside are actors Shuler Hensley portraying the critic who is a mentor to the couple and secretly harbors feelings for the actress; and Julei Halston who plays the mother, bringing a certain wisdom to the role as a long-time confidante.
The play has been described as achingly heartbreaking and darkly humorous, calling to mind another psychodrama focusing on the tumultuous marriage in Edward Albee’ creation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, alongside other romps of disguised lovers including Some Like It Hot and Cosi fan tutte. This performance also features an all new translation by playwright Richard Nelson who has brought back Molnar’s more passionate and original version, instead of the adaptation of the 1920s that was meant to throw more light on the possible comedic aspects of couple acting legends of Fontanne and Lunt. Two times winner of the Tony Awards, director Mosher’s credits include the incredible 2010 revival of A View from over the Bridge starring Live Schrieber and Scarlett Johansson, as well as the 2004 production of the Kennedy Center, The Glass Menagerie with Sally Field.
The Guardsman is metaphorically using the theater world for all illusions of life, casting shadows and visions that will create a poetic thought dance all of us serious-theater lovers will find inspiring. Try to grabs some cheap The Guardsman tickets in time before they are all hogged.