The great British poet W. H. Auden wrote a Christmas oratorio that never was completed. North Texas actor Justin Lemieux thinks he can take what was intended as a grand musical performance and make it work - as a monologue.
AN AUDEN CHRISTMAS
An interview with Justin and Katy Lemieux about W.H. Auden’s For the Time Being, performed by Justin and directed by Katy.
A W.H. AUDEN CHRISTMAS ORATORIO GETS A THEATRICAL REBOOT IN DALLAS
This season’s most unusual holiday show tackles your despair.
JUSTIN LEMIEUX WINS 'BEST EMERGING ACTOR' FOR WARM SODA AT UNITED SOLO
Justin Lemieux presented Warm Soda during a sold-out, one-night-only performance at Dallas' Theatre Three Theatre Too space on September 10, 2017, and again on September 20, 2017 at Theatre Row in New York.
JUSTIN LEMIEUX TAPS INTO THE BITTERSWEETNESS OF CHILDHOOD IN NEW YORK-BOUND WARM SODA
Lemieux, the star and author of Warm Soda, is a gifted writer and assured monologist. His no-frills performance Sept. 10 in Theatre Three’s Theatre Too space, which lasted for nearly an hour and a half, bodes well for a showing at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York on Sept. 20; he held attention solely on the strength of his storytelling and stage presence.
BACKSTAGE BITS: WHY ATTEMPT A ONE-PERSON SHOW? FOR THESE D-FW PERFORMERS, IT'S PERSONAL
Justin Lemieux also has a personal story to tell in Warm Soda, a memory piece about a childhood friend from whom he's drifted apart. He began working on the monologue, which he describes as "a cross between The Wonder Years and Annie Hall" at Southern Methodist University, where he completed his MFA in acting in 2016.