Midnight Return: Premier at Santa Barbara Film FestivalNorbert Weisser reunited at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (2016) with his friends from his first motion picture, Midnight Express. Midnight Return is the story of the making of the Academy Award winning film Midnight Express, and the film’s profound effect on Turkey. It also explores Hayes’ relationship with Turkey and his own notoriety after his escape from prison and the subsequent release of the film.Pictured with Norbert Weisser are Irene Miracle who played Billy’s girl friend in the film, and Billy Hayes and his wife Wendy.
Beckett 5“Ron Sossi’s production is polished and assured, and the actors perform impeccably.” -- Stage RawNorbert just completed performing the title role in Becket’s Krapp’s Last Tape to rave reviews.
Norbert played the role of “Todd” in Part III, Charles’ Story
What the critics are saying --“EXCELLENT… challenging theatre, crisp and well defined direction, spot on characters presented by professional actors with amazing special effects… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles“INTRIGUING, HEARTBREAKING AND UPLIFTING” — Martín Hernandez, Stage Raw“EXISTENTIAL… SPIRITUAL… I just LOVED this piece… deep waves of emotion” — Ashton Marcus, KUCI 88.9 FM
This event was held Friday & Saturday, August 18th & 19th - 8:00PMA staged reading. Produced & directed by Dennis Hunter, Mary Lou Metzger & Eileen Mack Knight.Come see whodunit in The Queen of Crime’s very first stage play. A stolen atomic formula, a dead physicist and a country manor full of suspects. Enter Hercule Poirot, Christie's beloved Belgian sleuth, who employs his little grey cells to solve the mystery of a potent brew of despair, treachery and deception.We are delighted to have Special Guest Norbert Weisser join us in the role of Hercule Poirot. His career includes performances in over one hundred motion picture and television productions, including such notable films as "Midnight Express," "Chaplin," "Schlinder's List" and "Pollock." Mr. Weisser has also performed on Broadway as Rode in Ronald Harwood's "Taking Sides, and has received LA Drama Critics nominations and LA Weekly, Ovation and Drama Logue Awards for his work on L.A. stages.
PROMO for “Black Coffee” by Dame Agatha Christie
Backstage selfie featuring Norbert as Hercule Piorot.
“… Weisser, a founding member of the Odyssey Theatre, handles this fiendishly difficult and challenging monologue with remarkable ease and skill, giving a performance that will long be remembered.-- TotalTheater.com