Thursday, 17 February 2011

74 Georgia Avenue

As some of you may already know, Daniel Dresner is performing in a play in March, in a play by Murray Schisgal. I must declare an interest - it's being directed by Paul Blinkhorn, who did a brilliant job on my own play Siren, back in August. As part of the fun, you can hear Daniel and some of the others being interviewed on the internet radio station Jnet between 6.00pm and 9.00pm tonight on the show "Livingston's World" by our very own Debbie Maya.

The play is 74 Georgia Avenue, and it's on at the New End Theatre, Hampstead on 9 March till the 19th. I'm going to be there on the tenth.

When his marriage falters, Marty returns to the once Jewish Brooklyn of his youth, in search of what remains of his childhood. In the apartment where he was born he meets the current tenant, a black man named Joseph who finds solace in recalling the long-dead figures of the past.

The UK premiere of a poignant one-act play from Tony and Academy Award nominated writer Murray Schisgal.

Murray Schisgal had his first Broadway success with Luv, which premiered in 1964 and earned a Tony Award for director Mike Nichols. He co-wrote the screenplay for Tootsie, which starred Dustin Hoffman and received numerous awards including a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture.

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