Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Austin Pendleton
June 7-23, 2022
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About the Artists
Irene Glezos (Georgie) played Lady in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending in NYC (director Austin Pendleton), Provincetown, a 4 city tour of Mississippi and New Orleans (director Jef Hall-Flavin) for which she was nominated Best Actress by the Big Easy Entertainment Awards; Maria Callas in Master Class at MTC in Westport (nominated Outstanding Leading Actress / Connecticut Critics Circle), Serafina in The Rose Tattoo; Fairouz in Naomi Wallace’s In the Heart of America (Long Wharf, director Tony Kushner), Gertrude in In the Summerhouse (director David Kaplan); Joyce/Isabella Bird in Top Girls and Clare in The Two Character Play (director Austin Pendleton). She has appeared in films including the upcoming psychothriller Delusional and Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and series including And Just Like That, various Law and Orders and Sex and the City. She plays Nina in Park Slope Moms (recent winner of Audience Choice Award and Best Dark Comedy at the NYWIFT shorts film fest). Co-artistic director of Moon Lake Productions. www.ireneglezos.com
Albert Insinnia (Alex) appeared in the original Delacorte and Broadway productions of Joseph Papp’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and as Sonny in the original Broadway production of Grease. He co-starred as Mordred with Richard Harris in Camelot and appeared in Jacques Brel with the Village Gate cast. On TV, he played the recurring character Lt. Pizelli on Law & Order SVU and has made guest appearances on many shows, including The Mysteries of Laura and M*A*S*H*. He co-starred on The Stockard Channing Show on NBC in the series Last Chance on CBS. and has co-starred in numerous films. Off Broadway roles include the title role in Lenny, and lead roles in Trolls, Blues for Mr. Charlie, Elia Kazan in The UnAmerican and a recent adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull directed by Austin Pendleton.. He is founder and artistic director of his own theatre company Oasis.nyTheatreGroup and has directed throughout his career in New York and in regional theaters across the country. www.albertinsinnia.com
Austin Pendleton (Director) Austin Pendleton is an actor, a director, a playwright, and, at HB Studio in New York City, a teacher of acting. He has acted and directed on and off-Broadway, as well as off-off Broadway, and in regional theaters, notably the Williamstown Theatre Festival (where he also apprenticed, under the guidance of Nikos Psahcaropoulos, for many years the Artistic Director of the Festival), Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre (where he has been a member of the Ensemble since 1986), and the Long Wharf Theatre (under the leadership of Arvin Brown). He is currently appearing on Broadway in Tracy Letts’ The Minutes. Also on Broadway, among other appearances, he originated the role of Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof, and later appeared opposite Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin in The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as in the role of Mr. Pendleton in Choir Boy in 2019. As a director, he was nominated for a Tony for directing The Little Foxes, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton. As a playwright, his plays include Orson’s Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth, all produced in New York, around the country, and in Europe, and all published.
Simon Stephens (Playwright) is a contemporary English playwright, whose recent works include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2013 Olivier Award Best New Play, 2015 Tony Award Best Play), Heisenberg (2015 Off-Broadway), numerous adaptations of shows like the National Theatre’s 2016 The Threepenny Opera, Chekov’s The Seagull (2017) and The Cherry Orchard (2014), plus On the Shore of the Wide World (2006 Olivier Award Best New Play). Stephens ran the Young Writers’ Program at the Royal Court Theatre in London, premiering several shows there including Motortown (2006), Country Music (2004), Herons (2001), and Bluebird (1998). Currently Stephens is an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London, where his adaptation of The Seagull played in 2017.
Brenda Currin (Co-Artistic Director of Moon Lake Productions) began her career portraying Nancy Clutter in the film of In Cold Blood. Other films include The World According to Garp (Pooh Percy), Taps, Reds, and the cult classic C.H.U.D. Brenda has worked extensively in the theater, receiving an OBIE Award for Wendy Kesselman’s My Sister in this House. She is acclaimed for her performances based on Eudora Welty’s stories, “Sister and Miss Lexie“, and “A Fire Was In My Head” with director/ writer David Kaplan. Brenda co-founded What Girls Know, a theater program for adolescent girls. She has performed in many Tennessee Williams plays, and with Irene Glezos: Orpheus Descending, The Rose Tattoo and In The Summer House by Jane Bowles. Last summer she was Amanda Wingfield in a production of The Glass Menagerie in St. Louis, performed at the actual site where Williams based the play. Brenda’s TV work includes Claws and most recently Gossip Girl and Wu-Tang, An American Saga. She just returned from Chicago where she directed her adaptation of Eudora Welty‘s story “Moon Lake” – Coincidence!