Too Much Johnson Rediscovered


We are proud to present the West Coast premiere of Mercury Theatre's recently rediscovered Too Much Johnson (1938), directed by Orson Welles for the Mercury's stage production of the nineteenth-century play. Plus a home movie from the BAM/PFA Collection that shows Welles directing the film.

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    • Monday, March 3 7pm

    Orson Welles (U.S., 1938) West Coast Premiere! Judith Rosenberg on piano. Paolo Cherchi Usai in person. Recently discovered in Italy and superbly restored by George Eastman House, the Mercury Theatre's Too Much Johnson reveals Orson Welles, pre-Citizen Kane. “A major rediscovery . . . that deeply traces the roots of Welles's art, both stylistically and thematically” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker). With short, Myron Falk Home Movie. (69 mins)