SEASON 2

1980-1981

HOW I GOT THAT STORY

By Amlin Gray

Directed by Carole Rothman

With Bob Gunton, Daniel Stern

Scenic Design by Patricia Woodbridge
Lighting Design by Victor En Yu Tan
Costume Design by Susan Denison
Sound Design by Gary Harris
Dance Sequence by Harry Streep III
Production Stage Manager Clifford M. Schwartz

"Amlin Gray's¬†How I Got That Story¬†is an explosion of young talent - in writing, directing and acting - and a bracing demonstration of what such talent can do when everything goes right."¬†‚ÄĒ Frank Rich,¬†The New York Times

"How I Got That Story¬†makes splendid use of that precious theatrical asset, the playgoer's imagination. Daniel Stern fixes his character with a goofy, all-American grin that, by the play's end, has become an eerie, all-too-American grimace. Bob Gunton is a pinwheel of energy and Cheshire-cat charms."¬†‚ÄĒ Richard Corliss,¬†Time Magazine

"Two outstanding actors turn this production into a tour de force. Bob Gunton demonstrates a comic range reminiscent of the late Peter Sellers. Daniel Stern's sensitive¬†performance¬†gives the play continuity and focus. This two man play is charged with manic energy and seems to have a cast of hundreds. It is a great evening of¬†theatre."¬†‚ÄĒ Lou Starkey,¬†Radio Long Island


IN TROUSERS

By William Finn

Directed by Judith Swift

Choreography by Sharon Kinney

With Kate Dezina, Karen Jablons, Alaina Reed, Jay O. Sanders

Scenic Design by Nancy Winters
Costume Design by Karen D. Miller
Lighting Design by Victor En Yu Tan
Orchestrations and Musical Direction by Michael Starobin
Audio-Visual Consultant Gary Harris
Production Stage Manager Belle Baxter
Casting by Meg Simon and Fran Kumin

A version of In Trousers was originally produced at Playwrights Horizons in 1979.

"A variety of songs become a dazzling musical portrayal of a young man's maturtation into adulthood. William Finn's lyrics excel as brilliant observations of the human condition and experiences."¬†‚ÄĒ Martin Gould,¬†The Hollywood Reporter

"I have to admire Finn for refusing to make obvious choices, for insisting that the audience listen and think at the same time and for pulling off a wonderful coup de theatre: the audience discovers thatIn Trousers¬†is a gay musical about the time that Marvin discovers he's gay."¬†‚ÄĒ Don Shewey,¬†SoHo News

"A vibrant talent is alive on the stage."¬†‚ÄĒ Don Nelson,¬†Daily News


FISHING

By Michael Weller

Directed by Amy Saltz

With Richard Cox, Robyn Goodman, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, Penelope Milford, Timothy Phillips, Ralph Roberts, John Spencer

Scenic and Lighting Design by Niel Peter Jampolis
Costume Design by Judy Dearing
Sound Design by Gary Harris
Production Stage Manager David S. Rosenak
Casting by Meg Simon and Fran Kumin

"A lovely revival, loaded with meaty roles for the superb cast. The writing is magical: with the utmost economy and grace, Michael Weller has captured both the whimsy and pain of the drug experience, even as he exposes the longings and fears of two complicated people."¬†‚ÄĒ Frank Rich,¬†The New York Times

"Amy Saltz has directed this revival with not one false performance. Richard Cox engages you immediately. He, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, and Penelope Milford make being together the most natural and also the most painful thing in the world."¬†‚ÄĒ Don Nelsen,¬†Daily News

"Michael Weller has a strong gift for capturing the way his generation speaks and thinks. Fishing is a thoughtful piece of American dramatic writing, well worth reviving. Director Amy Saltz has caught all the play's moods, colors and nuances, making it an extremely satisfying evening of theater."¬†‚ÄĒ Howard Kissel,¬†Women's Wear Daily