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Ethan Hawke Plays Amoral '90s Rock Star In 'Clive'

Ethan Hawke performs songs from the off-Broadway production.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Ethan Hawke and violinist Dana Lyn perform music from the play Clive in the Soundcheck studio. Ethan Hawke and violinist Dana Lyn perform music from the play Clive in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In 1918, the great German writer and theatre director Bertolt Brecht composed his first full-length play, called Baal. The title character is a drunken, womanizing, brawling poet who destroys nearly everything, and everyone around him. Now, Baal has inspired a new off-Broadway production, called Clive. Ethan Hawke directs it – and stars as its poisonous title character. He joins us to talk about the role -- and perform songs from the production alongside violinist Dana Lyn. We're also joined by the show's playwright, Jonathan Marc Sherman, who stars in it as well. The show runs through Saturday at the Acorn Theater.

 

Hear Ethan Hawke and Dana Lyn play the Townes van Zandt song "No Place To Fall":

Guests:

Ethan Hawke, Dana Lyn and Jonathan Marc Sherman

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