“Hello, I am Michael Kahn, the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Welcome to my new blog.” So begins the first entry in what will be a series of eight weekly articles titled “Stage Interludes from Michael Kahn,” written exclusively for DC Theatre Scene by the esteemed Mr. Kahn.
Directing Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude is a project he has been wanting to do since the mid-eighties, and in this 25th anniversary season, he admits, he considers the opportunity a personal gift. For the past eighteen months, he has been working on editing the play from its original six hours to nearly half that time, and that is where the series begins.
This is the first time DC Theatre Scene has had the opportunity to examine the process of producing a major play this closely. Kahn’s column, which can be followed here, will run every Wednesday through March 28th.
Strange Interludes opens March 27th at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC.