According to Goldman Explores Tension Between Home and Hollywood in Philly World Premiere, March 19-April 18

News   According to Goldman Explores Tension Between Home and Hollywood in Philly World Premiere, March 19-April 18
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Philly native Bruce Graham's According to Goldman, a tale of creativity, Hollywood and homelife, March 19-April 18.

Pamela Berlin directs a cast that features Bruce McCarty, Carmen Roman and Tobias Segal.

"In an attempt to get back into the movie business, a screenwriter-turned-professor finds himself in an unorthodox collaboration with a student, while his wife struggles to define their evolving relationship," according to production notes. "According to Goldman...pits the lure of fame and celebrity against domestic tranquility."

Opening night is March 24. Bruce Graham is the author of 12 produced plays, including Burkie, Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar & Grille, Moon Over The Brewery, Minor Demons, Belmont Avenue Social Club, The Champagne Charlie Stakes, Cheap Sentiment and Desperate Affection.

Coyote on a Fence, which premiered at Cincinnati Playhouse, was the 1998 Rosenthal Prize winner and its recent New York production received two Drama Desk nominations.  He spent eight years as playwright-in residence at the Philadelphia Festival Theater for New Plays and has seen his work produced by George Street Playhouse, the WPA, Urban Stages, the Hudson Guild, Capital Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arden Theater, Northlight Theater and Long Wharf.

According to Goldman's design team includes Ann Wrightson (lighting), Michael Schweikardt (set), Amela Baksic (costume). Liz Curtis is choreographer. Under the leadership of Sara Garonzik, PTC is committed to regional and world premieres by new authors. Recent world premiere productions include Jeffrey Hatcher's A Picasso; Daniel Stern's comedy, Barbra's Wedding; John Henry Redwood's No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs; David Ives' Lives of the Saints; Master Class by Terrence McNally; Bunny Bunny by Alan Zweibel; and the American premiere of Birdy by Naomi Wallace.

Tickets are $30-$45. For further information, call (215) 985-1400 or visit

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