How can Patrick Barlow’s play, originally produced in 2005, based on a Hitchcock film from 1935, adapted from a novel published in 1915 written by John Buchan, be a love letter to the theatre? I had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Olney Theatre Center’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of The 39 Steps, Clay […]
Archives for April 27, 2012
Kaddish, based on a Nobel winning novel, makes its world premiere in a tiny Baltimore space
Director Barbara Lanciers was ready to premiere Kaddish, her version of Imre Kertesz’s novel “Kaddish for an Unborn Child” at the Baltimore Theatre Project. It’s a production she’s been waiting almost a decade to bring to the stage. And for herself and actor Jacob Goodman, it’s been a labor of love. There was only one thing missing: […]
Pinky Swear’s Killing Women
Producer/ stars Allyson Harkey and Karen Lange, in their newest production for Pinky Swear—Marisa Wegryzn’s Killing Women— present a play about the big women’s issues of our day. In particular, the work/ family struggle, and the pitfalls of women in a male-dominated profession. Only here, that profession happens to be professional killing.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Richard Bean, prolific British playwright, has landed with a bang with this, his first export to American shores. A great success for two seasons at the National Theatre in London, a transfer to the West End, where it is now booked through the summer with a second cast, which means we get the first cast […]