Stamford hosts tryout of ‘new’ Turgenev play

Dark 'Fool' planned for B'way

SOUTHBURY, Conn. — New York producers Julian Schlossberg and Ben Sprecher will try out their production of a “new” Ivan Turgenev play, “Fortune’s Fool,” featuring Alan Bates, at the Stamford Center for the Arts’ Rich Forum in Stamford, Conn. The production, which is eyeing Broadway, runs Feb. 22-March 3.

The play is an adaptation by Mike Poulton of one of Turgenev’s short stories. To be directed by Arthur Penn, it’s being described as a “dark satire.” The producers are searching for a female star to play opposite Bates.

The SCA’s 2001-02 legit season, which began with the U.S. premiere of Japanese musical revue “I Got Merman,” continues with a pre-New York run of the musical “Summer of ’42” Nov. 15-28 at the 750-seat Rich Forum. It also includes a production from New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater, David Schulner’s new play “An Infinite Ache,” directed by the LWT’s acting a.d. Greg Leaming.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety