Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fields of Fear - Update, Vol. II

Halifax actor Jennetta Lamb will be providing the narration for our upcoming documentary, Fields of Fear.

Jennetta is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, and the acting programme at Dalhousie University here in Halifax. Her New York credits include productions of Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, and True West, and her credits here in Halifax include the films The Silent Horror, The Pianist, and my upcoming post-apocalyptic version of MacBeth. She is also a past member of Halifax's critically acclaimed Shakespeare by the Sea troupe (www.shakespearebythesea.ca), and has performed in a number of theatrical productions, including a wonderful turn as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter in 2003.

The Halifax Daily News called her performance as Eleanor "magnificent," an assessment with which the Halifax Chronicle Herald agreed: "Lamb, wearing a long, black velvet dress and a white scarf draped down the front, has a wonderfully cold and regal bearing. She tackles her manipulative, cruel and suffering character with a delight in Eleanor's verbal victories, wonderfully visible in the actor's eyes. She understands and slowly reveals the heart of her character... When Lamb and [Art] James [as Henry] really go at it, in a complex portrait of a political, once-passionate marriage, the play throws off sparks."

I saw it three times, and I'm happy to get the chance to work with her again.

Welcome aboard, Jennetta!

Paul Kimball

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