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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.

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