Carolyn Holzman, Director
Three different plays are combined to create this performance: Wandering by Lanford Wilson, Interview by Jean-Claude van Itallie, The Nose by Nikolai Gogol (adapted by Carolyn Holzman).
Wandering. Written in 1968 by one of the founders of the Off-off Broadway theater movement, Wandering is a poetic distilled play that in ten minutes covers forty years of a man's life. Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama is perhaps an anti-war piece, but more than that it suggests that this unnamed everyman lives a conventional life but is suffocated by it.
Interview. The first part of a trilogy of plays called America Hurrah, Van Itallie's work premiered in 1966 to great acclaim. In this strongly ensemble piece, the eight actors never leave the stage. It is, at heart, a protest play but elegantly presented with a tapestry of shifting scenes and characters, all united by a sense of searching, of yearning, and confrontation with unsympathetic authorities
The Nose. Collegiate Assessor Kovalyev wakes up without his nose. In another part of the city, a barber cuts open his morning bread and finds the missing nose. Soon the nose appears as a separate character, at first refusing to be reunited with Kovalyev. The absurdity of Gogol's mysterious story is, as one critic called it: "a rich comedy that suddenly turns into a metaphysical horror."
Wandering and Interview are presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Performs at the New Studio Theater, Market Center Building, Suite 110, 1600 SW 4th
June 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7:30pm. June 5 and 6 will also have matinee showings at 2pm.
Tickets are $8 for Adults, $5 students and seniors.
Cash only at the door