The Art of Success

The Art of Success by Nick Dear

BY NICK DEAR
Staged in October 2012 @ TNB Studio Theatre, Fredericton, NB
Staged in November 2012 @ SJHS Mini-theatre, Saint John, NB

CAST/CREW
Jane Hogarth – Josie Blackmore
William Hogarth – Matthew Spinney
Harry (Henry) Fielding – Ian Goff
Frank – Jake Martin
Oliver – Michael Holmes-Lauder
Mrs. Needham – Julie MacDonald
Louisa – Katie Malone
Sarah Sprackling – Elizabeth Goodyear
Robert Walpole – Andrew Jones
Queen Caroline – Clarissa Hurley

Director – Scott Shannon
Art Design – Becky Forbes
Poster – Alberto White


Follow painter William Hogarth’s drunken-journey
of artistic-debauchery over the course of
one night in 1730s London, England!

The Art of Success (photo by Cara Smith – Aquinian)



Read a review of the Fredericton run
in the October 30th issue of
St. Thomas University’s THE AQUINIAN:
The Art of Success — not for children >>>




Oh what a night: William Hogarth, played by Matthew Spinney, makes a stop on this wild night to see Louisa,
his favourite prostitute, played by Katie Malone in
THE ART OF SUCCESS BY NICK DEAR





Read about the show in the October 19th issue of
THE DAILY GLEANER:
The art of bawdy comedy —
Nasty Shadows Theatre Company is presenting
the adult comedy ‘The Art of Success’ at the
TNB Studio Theatre on Oct. 26-28 >>>





Playwright Nick Dear takes us on a whirlwind excursion through the extremes of artistic expression – both verbally and in the action of the characters – as he conflates/twists 1730s England with modern notions of good/bad, fun/wicked, art/pornography. Sex-crazed William Hogarth is a painter looking to make a quick buck, but the copiers are undermining his ability to make any money at his art. He plots a scheme to publish a sketch of famed laundress turned murderess, Sarah Sprackling – meanwhile his playwright pal, Harry (Henry) Fielding, has other ideas that concern destabilizing the government through theatrical means, but Hogarth isn’t keen on that. After all, perhaps Prime Minister Robert Walpole can help William’s artistic career? If only William could focus on his career rather than the depraved habits of his favourite prostitute, Louisa. And let’s just say William’s wife, Jane, has some concerns of her own regarding her husband’s private bedroom matters. William is in for one long night in this sex-obsessed and frequently crude English comedy … ADULTS ONLY, PLEASE … would be our suggestion …



SAINT JOHN:

Saint John High School Mini-Theatre (Canterbury St. entrance)
Nov 2nd-3rd (Fri-Sat) @8pm nightly

FREDERICTON: RUN COMPLETE!!!

TNB Studio Theatre (55 Whiting Road – Unit 31)
— Industrial Park – 6 minute drive from downtown! —
Oct 26th-28th (Fri-Sun) @8pm nightly

Tickets available at the door: $15/regular; $10/student
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CONTACT US BY EMAIL: nastyshadows@gmail.com
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PRODUCTION PHOTOS- OCT 27th @TNB STUDIO THEATRE

The Art Of Success – The dream begins





William Hogarth (Matthew Spinney) is pleasured by the people he knows.



The Art Of Success – The dream is about to end …








Jane Hogarth (Josie Blackmore), William’s wife, has a different pleasure/punishment in mind …







REHEARSAL PHOTOS – OCT 16th

William yells up to Louisa
Matthew Spinney & Katie Malone in
THE ART OF SUCCESS

William describes the perfect moment, while Louisa could care less
Matthew Spinney & Katie Malone in
THE ART OF SUCCESS

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