Sunday, March 01, 2009

Interplayers has possibilities

Interplayers has released 15 titles that it's considering for its 29th season in 2009-10:

The Wrong People Have Money, by Reed McColm
Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen
Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Skin Deep, by Jon Lonoff (overweight, frumpy but funny sister vs. gorgeous, married sister who relies on plastic surgery; cast of four)
Dead Man's Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl (Mary-Louise Parker answers it and insinuates herself into the lives of his dysfunctional family and demanding mistress)
Company, by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim (Robert/Bobby, turning 35, and the lives of five couples leading to questions of frustrated commitment vs. independent loneliness)
Third, by Wendy Wasserstein (feminist professor accuses rich-kid student of plagiarism, with an overlay of *King Lear*)
Johnny Guitar, by Nicholas Hoogstraten, Martin Silvestri and Joel Higgins (a musical based on the Barbara Stanwyck movie featuring the Wild West and blacklisting)
Doubt, a Parable, by John Patrick Shanley
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion (one-woman show about death and grief)
For Better, by Eric Coble (3M, 3W; a farce about a bride and groom using e-mail, texting and camera phones to enjoy their honeymoon ... while in different cities)
Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy About the Dark Ages, by Michael Hollinger
Misery, by Simon Moore, based on the novel by Stephen King
Seascape With Shark and Dancer, by Don Nigro
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, by G. Cryer and N. Ford

Reed McColm is now listed in the Interplayers program as "Producing Director," with Karen Kalensky still as "Consulting Artistic Director."



  1. Maybe Patty Duke for one of the parts?

  2. Got to admit I find McColm's new position a little concerning. Didn't he work in admin for both Center Stage and Artists Rep? I don't mean to be mean, but patterns and patterns.

  3. I vote for Getting my Act Together and Taking It on the Road, by my cousin, Nancy Ford!

    - from a Spokane fan

  4. I believe ARt was in trouble before Reed came on board...he tried to help. I don't believe he was ever in a position of (that type of) power at CenterStage. (opinions, not fact)
    If anything, I believe Reed may well pull interPLAYERS out of their slump. They need to be revived, as they are the only (acknowledged) "professional" theatre left in town.
    --This is not to say that any of the other theatres are not professional quality, and no offense is meant to be taken.

  5. As the facts show, Reed was one of the folks trying to extend the life of ARt and Center Stage - and any theater would benefit from his involvement.

    And while we're on the subject - if you want to make disparaging remarks about someone, please don't do it anonymously. signed Jerry Sciarrio

  6. But, Jerry, the whole point of this blog is to make anonymous disparaging remarks! No one in this theatrical community has the balls to do it to anyone's face.

  7. I don't think the persons comment about Reed was too disparaging and they treaded lightly - I have see MUCH worse on this blog. Justifiable question/statement that seemed to be answered.