Scott Zigler will direct the world premiere of David Mamet's the Old Neighborhood April 11 to May 4 at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
The Old Neighborhood consists of three autobiographical one-act plays set in and around Mamet's native Chicago. They are written in the mood of Mamet's Cryptogram, which also debuted at A.R.T.
The three interconnected plays are titled The Disappearance of the Jews, Jolly and D.[sic]. All three have one character in common, Bobby Gould, played by Tony Shalhoub. Others in the cast: Vincent Guastaferro, Brooke Adams, Jack Willis and Rebecca Pidgeon.
In all three plays, the middle-aged characters recall or revisit their childhoods in search of truth and understanding. Mamet won the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross, and is author of Oleanna, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow The Water Engine, and many other plays.
Ziegler was Associate Director of Cryptogram, staged the national tour of Oleanna, and is co-author of A Practical Handbook for the Actor. The Old Neighborhood will run through May 4 at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. for tickets and information: (617) 547-8300.