Thoughts & Musings

Up Fourth….

Ed Shea, Artistic Director at 2nd Story Theatre

Next in line, opening early January, Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories.Another perfect DownStage play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner With Friends.

This terrific two-hander pits together an established writer and an up-and-coming protégée who becomes a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a threatening rival. It’s one of those iconic themes (think All About Eve) that vividly resurfaces in this provocative, literate, gripping and intellectually stimulating work.

I love finding plays that fit actors to a T. And this one is a two T-er.

Lynne Collinson last appeared onstage here in one of the most memorable roles in our history when she tore up the place as the domineering, pill-popping mother in August Osage County.

And the multi-talented natural, Gabby Sherba, who hasn’t appeared onstage here since playing the title role in Sabrina Fair.

Two powerhouse actors taking on two killer roles.

We might have to shore up the DownStage I-beams before it opens.

Hot, hot stuff, for sure.

I don’t about you, but I can’t wait.

So that’s #3.  #4 hits your inbox tomorrow.


And Then There Were None

UpStage in Rep / Now thru August 31
A mysterious host brings an unlikely group of guests to a remote island where, one by one, they start to die. Who’s the killer? Who’s the next victim? Following the success of last summer’s Mousetrap, we thought we’d invite you to enjoy another murderously entertaining whodunit.

Hay Fever

UpStage in Rep / Now thru August 29
This classic comedy introduces us to the uber- bohemian Bliss family: the father, a famous writer; the mother, a renowned actress, and two equally eccentric children. Each invites a friend to their summer home where the hosts foist each guest off on a different family member, with alarmingly delightful results.

Sylvia returns September 4 thru 14!

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