Larry Gleason creates the
role of 'Monty' in
A MOON TO DANCE BY
New Harmony Theatre, IN
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Larry Gleason creates the
role of 'Michael (Astrov)
Astor' in
VANYA / VERMONT
Vermont Stage Company
photo: Burlington Free Press
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As 'Dylan' in
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN
WALES
Vermont Stage Company
photo:Burlington Free Press
As 'Charlie Baker' with Alex Bond in
THE FOREIGNER
New Harmony Theatre, IN
As 'Tom' with Anne Pitoniak in
THE GOLDEN AGE
New Harmony Theatre, IN
As 'Biff' with Steven Fales,
Jacqueline Brookes and Gil Rogers in
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
New Harmony Theatre, IN
As 'Mike' with Kirsti Carnahan in
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
New Harmony Theatre, IN
Link to Reviews
and Quotes II
Larry Gleason
Reviews and Quotes I
AEA AFTRA SAG
I HAVE BEFORE ME A
REMARKABLE DOCUMENT GIVEN
TO ME BY A YOUNG LADY FROM
RWANDA
by Sonja Linden

"The play with a long-winded title -- I Have
Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to
Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda
-- took
off Wednesday on the strength of a taut
script by Sonja Linden and two terrific
performances. Larry Gleason as Simon and
especially Afton C. Williamson as the young
lady from Rwanda made opening night of the
Vermont Stage production at FlynnSpace a
night to remember...one of the best Vermont
Stage productions in years. Gleason clearly
knows what Simon's about. He gives the
frustrated writer a friendly exterior and a
quietly crumbling interior, tapping into the
insecurities that, much like Juliette and her
horrific memories of the genocide, Simon has
been unwilling to confront. Amazing
performances."
Burlington Free Press

"Larry Gleason, as Simon, crafts an authentic
performance on an emotional level; he
captures the feel of a fortysomething man in
a funk who finds himself electrified by a new
relationship. Gleason feeds off Williamson’s
vibrancy, and together they establish the
complex, moving connection between Simon
and Juliette."
Seven Days



A MOON TO DANCE BY
by Thom Thomas
(world premiere/original cast)

"Larry Gleason's portrayal of 'Monty' was
one long, unravelling revelation.

The longer he spent with his mother and
Angelo, however, the more undone he and his
wardrobe became, with startling effect in the
show's climax."
Evansville Courier








VANYA / VERMONT
written by Kathryn Blume
conceived by Jason Jacobs
(world premiere/original cast)

“Larry Gleason as Michael Astor (Astrov) is
the catalyst for the discussion in saving the
land and, directly and indirectly, saving
himself and those living on the land by
helping them recognize what they want in
life.  It’s a big role that calls for a big
persona, and Gleason fills it with booming
presence, especially during the late-night
drinking scene that shows both the glorious
joy and crushing sadness the characters can
feel.”
Burlington Free Press

“It would have been difficult to imagine
Vermont Stage’s production being better cast.
The doctor, Michael, and Ellen, seem more
broadly drawn than in the Chekhov, and
Larry Gleason and Kate Hampton deliver
these characters with real dimension.”
Rutland Herald and Montpelier Times Argus

“Larry Gleason makes a good Astor, the
doctor who is preoccupied with both his
pocket flask and preserving the land.”
North Country Public Radio-NPR

“Gleason’s Michael achieves a lovable charm,
especially in his late-night drunken singing.  
We come to understand why he is the object
of two women’s affections.”
Seven Days (Burlington)


A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
by Dylan Thomas
adapted to the stage by Burgess Clark
(adaptation premiere/original cast)

“In short, it is glorious-- a 90 minute journey
through nostalgia that weaves through the
spectrum of emotions.  In ‘Wales,’ as the
middle aged poet, Larry Gleason reminisces
about days gone by with a warm, rolling
Welsh brogue…the result is a series of heart-
tugging scenes that alternately evoke
laughter and bittersweet tears. Director
Peter Flynn gives Gleason the opportunity to
demonstrate the poet’s desperate attempts to
relive two of the best days of his life—and the
realization that he can only half succeed at
such a task.  The knowledge of events gives
Gleason’s ‘Dylan’ a world-weary sadness
that contrasts with Corey Bowen’s (Dylan’s
younger self) plucky charm.  In one of the
most emotionally wrenching moments, both
Dylans present a special Christmas gift to
their father (Mark Nash).  The tear-speckled
expressions shared among Bowen, Gleason
and Nash brings tears to the audience as
well.”
Burlington Free Press

“The casting of the core family proved
particularly effective, as was Larry Gleason
as the adult Thomas narrating the story.
Gleason felt like the real Thomas, casual yet
involved, maintaining the momentum of this
touching little story.”
Montpelier Times Argus

“The play is very well cast. The actors work
together as a true ensemble, so I really
shouldn't single anyone out. However I must
mention Larry Gleason, who plays Dylan
Thomas. Mr. Gleason has created a warm and
complex character and handles the poetic
language beauty.
North Country Public Radio-NPR

THE FOREIGNER
by Larry Shue

“And Larry Gleason, an Equity actor in his
fifth show in New Harmony, is amazing from
the minute his ‘Charlie Baker’ walks onstage
until he takes his richly deserved final bows.
You’ll want to keep your eyes on Gleason
every  minute he’s onstage - no matter who
else is talking or what else is going on.  
The
Foreigner
is the story of - well, of a
foreigner, an Englishman who pretends to be
much more foreign than the average
Englishman. Think a little Groucho, a little of
Andy Kaufman’s Latka Gravas (from Taxi)
but with a tad stiff-upper Englishness. “

“Everyone who walks onstage is
Gleason’s foil.”

“Gleason and Steve Small as ‘Froggy’ were
wonderful together; the looks between
Gleason and Small were worth the price of
admission; their dialogue - especially late in
the play - was impeccable.”
Evansville Courier




THE GOLDEN AGE
by A. R. Gurney

“Larry Gleason’s ‘Tom’ is a cad, but a cad we
can’t help sympathizing with.  Gleason has
created a complicated human being obsessed
by a quest that makes him by turns naïve,
disingenuous, manipulative and ultimately at
the mercy of both women.”

“Larry Gleason came through with an
engaging blend of awe and guile as ‘Tom,’ a
20’s –struck literature professor on a quest
for what he believes to be a missing chapter
from Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”...he
seems willing to say or do anything to get.”
Evansville Courier

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Arthur Miller

“Larry Gleason was a storm force as ‘Biff,’
the fabled, favorite son whose return visit
launches Willy’s journey and sets off waves
of revelation for the entire Loman family.
From the moment he sat up in bed, Gleason
was a powerful, palpable presence, torn
between keeping his father’s fantasies alive
and letting them drown so that both men
might see who they really are.”

“Larry Gleason’s ‘Biff’---who has spent his
life running away from home and the father
he purports to hate but truly loves---builds to
a second act confrontation scene that is
almost physically painful to watch because
we care so much about both men.”
Evansville Courier




THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by Philip Barry

“Larry Gleason upstaged nearly everyone
with his angry, edgy, impassioned portrayal
of ‘Mike,’ an idealistic young writer torn
between his poetry and his yellow journalism
and between his disdain for the wealthy and
his sudden infatuation with Tracy.”
Evansville Courier
As 'Simon' with Afton C. Williamson in
I HAVE BEFORE ME A REMARKABLE
DOCUMENT GIVEN TO ME BY A YOUNG
LADY FROM RWANDA
with Afton C. Williamson
Vermont Stage Company
World Premiere of "A Moon To Dance By"
Larry Gleason, Premiere "A Moon To Dance By"
"A Moon To Dance By" premiered at the New Harmony Theater.
Thom Thomas
Thom Thomas' "A Moon To Dance By"
The role of 'Monty' in "A Moon To Dance By" created by Larry Gleason.
The role of 'Montague Weekley' in "A Moon To Dance By" created by Larry Gleason.
The role of 'Monty' in "A Moon To Dance By" originated by Larry Gleason.
The role of 'Montague Weekley' in "A Moon To Dance By" originated by Larry Gleason.
Private reading of 'A Moon To Dance By" with Larry Gleason, Salome Gens and Robert Cuccioli at Circle In The Square.

Set in July 1939, eight weeks before the start of World War II, "A Moon to Dance By" by Thom Thomas takes place during a four-day visit between a long-estranged mother
and son.
"A  Moon To Dance By" 2009
"D.H. Lawrence met Frieda, the German-born wife of his English Literature professor. A short time later, Frieda ran off with Lawrence, leaving her husband, two young
daughters and her twelve year old son Monty behind in Nottingham, England. After Lawrence's death in 1930, Frieda went back to the Taos, New Mexico ranch where
'Lorenzo' (Frieda's affectionate name for Lawrence) and she had lived together in happier times. Angelo, her Italian lover fifteen years her junior, accompanied her."
"The wife of a British university professor runs off with one of his students and abandons her children. She then flaunts her affair, urging housewives to follow her
example. This was Frieda Weekley in 1912, and the student was soon-to-be-infamous author D.H. Lawrence. The play takes place on their ranch near Taos, New Mexico in
July, 1939, after Lawrence's death. Frieda and her Italian lover Angelo are visited by her estranged son Monty, who is now a married man with children of his own. An
emotional war dance erupts between mother and son just as the world itself is on the brink of conflict," explain press notes.  New Harmony Theatre in New Harmony,
Indiana premiered the play in 2005.

The play is set in July 1939 when "Frieda's son Monty, now 39 years old, inexplicably made a short four-day visit with his mother in Taos after harboring years of bitterness
toward her. That meeting between Frieda, Monty and Angelo took place eight weeks before the world exploded into a World War. At the Taos ranch were representatives
from three of the countries who would be embroiled in conflict: Germany, England and Italy…all meeting together on American soil to embark on a journey of their own."
Larry Gleason first to play 'Monty' in "A Moon To Dance By" by Thom Thomas
Larry Gleason originated the role of 'Monty' in "A Moon To Dance By" by Thom Thomas
Original cast included Larry Gleason as Monty Weekley, Jana Robbins as Frieda Lawrence, Tim Artz as Angelo Ravalgi, and Jeremy Holm as the Kiowa Warrior.