Craig Lucas' The Singing Forest to Get New York Reading June 24 Prior to Seattle Debut

News   Craig Lucas' The Singing Forest to Get New York Reading June 24 Prior to Seattle Debut Craig Lucas' latest, The Singing Forest, will get a reading June 24 at Lincoln Center Theatre. The event comes just prior to the new play's world premiere, set for Seattle's Intiman Theatre July 23-Aug. 21. Bartlett Sher will direct that production.
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The play "looks at the history that both unites and separates three generations of one family, and explores their relationships with each other, their friends and lovers, and the secrets of their past," according to an Intiman press account. "Moving in time from New York in the year 2000 to Freud’s Vienna in the 1930s and Paris immediately after World War II, this epic new play is a daring, surprising look at psychotherapy, our culture’s infatuation with celebrity, and one family’s quest for redemption, forgiveness and love." Following the Intiman premiere, the play is due at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. A New York berth is expected to follow.

The prolific Lucas recently won an Obie Award for his work Small Tragedy. His musical with Adam Guettel, The Light in the Piazza, is due at LCT during the 2004-05 season.