Blue Coyote to Stage Johnston's Conversations on Russian Literature

News   Blue Coyote to Stage Johnston's Conversations on Russian Literature Playwright David Johnston will see the New York premiere of four of his works by the Blue Coyote Theater Group in February.

Directors Kyle Ancowitz, Gary Shrader and Stephen Speights will stage the short plays Conversations on Russian Literature, Play Russia, For Those of Us Who Have Lived in France and Mothra Is Waiting at the Access Theater beginning Feb. 11. The evening of plays will officially open Feb. 14 and continue through March 7.

In Play Russia, press notes state, "Mr. Johnston upends the most revered Russian playwright, Chekhov, with hilarious results. Mothra Is Waiting finds two middle-aged chanteuses waiting for the cult-horror-classic bug Mothra to rescue them from their meaningless lives in Bridgeport to become Goddesses on Infant Island. The Francophile desires of Henry Kissinger, Mary Queen of Scots and modern-day American Lunelle Snead converge in For Those of Us Who Have Lived in France. In Conversations on Russian Literature, we return to Russia where post-Cold War espionage and intrigue collides with Russia’s literary masters."

The cast will comprise Frank Anderson, Laura Desmond, Tracey Gilbert, Carter Adams Jackson, David Lapkin, Jonna McElrath, Katherine Puma, Amanda Ronconi, Jane Titus and Matthew Trumbull.

David Johnston's plays include Busted Jesus Comix; A Bush Carol, or George Dubya; Xmas of Evil; The Standards of Decency Project; Candy & Dorothy and The Eumenides.

Tickets are available by phoning (212) 868-4444 or by visiting Smarttix. The Access Theater is located at 380 Broadway in Manhattan.