Sunday, March 30, 2008

Interplayers' Sweet Sixteen

Spokane Interplayers Ensemble has announced 16 plays that it's considering for its 2008-09 season:

A.R. Gurney, The Dining Room
Yasmina Reza, The Unexpected Man (woman encounters a famous novelist on a train)
Reed McColm, Together Again for the First Time
Mary Murfitt, Cowgirls (expecting an all-girl country group, a Kansas roadhouse hires the Cog Hill Trio instead; they're a classical trio)
Anton Chekhov, The Seagull
Tennessee Williams, The Notebook of Trigorin (TW's darker take on The Seagull, with sharper characterizations and a gay novelist at its center)
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Rosary O'Neill, The Awakening of Kate Chopin (the family life in 1884 of the author of The Awakening)
William Luce, The Belle of Amherst
Oliver Goldstick, Dinah Was (musical bio of Dinah Washington)
Horton Foote, The Trip to Bountiful
Frederick Knott, Wait Until Dark
Athol Fugard, Exits and Entrances (a South African actor and his dresser debate apartheid and perform Shakespeare)
Nicholas Van Hoogstraten, Johnny Guitar: the Musical (based on the 1954 western with Joan Crawford, plenty of lust, and a 1950s blacklisting motif)
David Cale, Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky (musical about two country singers)

It can't be a good sign that Interplayers misspelled several titles and names in this list -- or that in the program for its current two-man production, it managed to reverse the two actors' characters' names.


At March 31, 2008 1:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do you think Patty Duke will have a chance at any of these plays?

At April 01, 2008 6:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. I really hope you're kidding. And you already missed Miss Duke playing Amanda in Menagerie.

At April 03, 2008 6:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I am not kidding I think there are many roles that Ms. Duke could play.
And what did you think of Miss Duke's performance of Amanda in Menagerie?

At April 07, 2008 3:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Duke's performance in Menagerie was wonderful. She brought a warmth not usually seen in Amanda, instead of the screechiness you usually get.


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