Theater nixes novel adaptation
The Road to Mecca” (which also stars Gugino). “Sophie’s Choice” is not expected to appear on the Long Wharf schedule next season. Rintels worked with the cooperation of William Styron before the novelist’s death in November 2006. Styron’s 1979 book was also turned into 1982 feature starring Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep. Because of the scope of the show, the production was three times as expensive to mount as the typical Long Wharf show, according Edelstein. He, the commercial producers and Gugino (Broadway’s “Desire Under the Elms,” “After the Fall”) agreed the script was not developing in the ways it needed. Replacing the show on the Long Wharf lineup is Aaron Posner’s stage adaptation of ” My Name Is Asher Lev,” helmed by Edelstein. Show runs May 1-27.
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