This week's CHICAGO READER has a nice write-up on all the pieces in City Lit Theatre's upcoming Art of Adaptation Festival, and illustrating the piece is a picture taken of the MISS MOORE cast of Ellen Chambers, Tori Ayres Oman, Erin O'Shea and Zack Shornick by photographer Sam Parry. Check out the article here, and be sure to get your tickets to the Festival here: we run on Friday and Sunday, and I have to say this has been one of the most fun shows I've ever worked on. Come see a great cast run the gamut of teenage awkwardness, young love, empathy, frustrated idealism, The Monkey, morbid poetry and national tragedy in MISS MOORE'S SENIOR DRAMA CLASS PRESENTS...only this weekend at City Lit Theatre!
Miss Moore’s Senior Drama Class Presents Their Annual “Tribute to American Poetry” Pre-Thanksgiving Recital, 1963
Happy to report that my play adapted from Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry collection Second April and the November 22 1963 issue of LIFE magazine will be a part of City Lit Theatre's Art of Adaptation Festival! The cast, seen above, features Tori Ayres Oman, Ellen Chambers, Zack Shornick and Erin O'Shea, and we're in rehearsals now, with myself directing and choreographing the early-1960s dance sensation "The Monkey" so we're lucky the actors are much better dancers than I am! Come see a story about young love and dreams deferred in a 1963 Ohio high school, commemorating both one of America's greatest poets and the fiftieth anniversary of a national tragedy: only at City Lit Theatre, July 19th and 21st! We'll keep you posted...
The Official Sounding Board for Playwright and Director Mark Mason