Saturday, April 07, 2007

Interplayers' 2007-08 season (partial listing)

Jim McCurdy announced the following from the stage just before last night's performance of *The Price*:

September 2007:
M. Thomas Nash's *The Rainmaker,* with much of the same artistic staff that brought us *Bus Stop* last September: presumptively, that means director Scot Alan Smith, actors Jonathan Rau, Kelly Quinnett, Ellen Travolta and more
McCurdy said that the show (the same production??) would be produced the following month, October, at Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse

October:
Bernard Slade's *Same Time, Next Year*

Nov.-Dec.:
*On Golden Pond,* with Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon rumored for the elder roles

January 2008:
an unnamed play — they're still negotiating for the rights — but McCurdy alluded to it as having been produced in Chicago and Hartford, "and it just closed off-Broadway in December." (Can anyone elucidate?)

Feb. '08:
Sarah Ruhl's *The Clean House,* a wonderful script about joke-telling and literal and emotional cleanliness that was a Pulitzer finalist in '05

March:
*Rounding Third,* a two-hander about two Little League coaches — one gung-ho and the other more laid-back — who exchange attitudes over the course of a baseball season (Circle Moon Theater — 30 miles north up Newport Highway, up there by Sacheen Lake — opens this same show late this month with Tony Caprile in one of the two roles) ... yet more evidence that local theaters are engaging in duplicate programming

late spring:
unannounced, but Scot Alan Smith and crew, we're told, are investigating an American classic for this slot


And, in the next couple of weeks ... if you want to take in an Arthur Miller doubleheader (*The Price* at Interplayers through April 21, and director Brian Russo's "interactive" *Crucible* at Gonzaga's Russell Theater, April 11-15), it's just $12 for students for both shows; $25 for adults.

2 Comments:

At April 09, 2007 3:08 PM , Anonymous The Resident Curmudgeon said...

I must wonder why our Spokane houses are starting to play copy-cat to the Lake City Playhouse. This season The Civic put on "The Nerd" immediately after it closed at The Playhouse (haven't seen The Civic's production, but they will be hard pressed to top The Playhouse's outstanding production),
and now Interplayers announces they will duplicate two plays The Playhouse announced in February would be in their 2007-2008 season - "The Rainmaker" and "On Golden Pond." (see your blog of Feb 6, 2007).
Seems to me the Spokane Houses are flirting with losing some of their Coeur d'Alene audiences if they keep this up.

 
At April 09, 2007 4:05 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

I must wonder why our Spokane houses are starting to play copy-cat to the Lake City Playhouse. This season The Civic put on "The Nerd" immediately after it closed at The Playhouse (haven't seen The Civic's production, but they will be hard pressed to top The Playhouse's outstanding production),
and now Interplayers announces they will duplicate two plays The Playhouse announced in February would be in their 2007-2008 season - "The Rainmaker" and "On Golden Pond." (see your blog of Feb 6, 2007).
Seems to me the Spokane Houses are flirting with losing some of their Coeur d'Alene audiences if they keep this up.

 

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