"Dog Day Afternoon" Stage Adaptation Gets World Premiere

News   "Dog Day Afternoon" Stage Adaptation Gets World Premiere
 
"Dog Day Afternoon," the 1975 Sidney Lumet film starring Al Pacino, has been adapted into a stage version that will get its world premiere presented by Barefoot Theatre Company at the American Theatre of Actors March 7-25.

According to press notes, at some point during the run of Dog Day Afternoon, Lumet and Frank Pierson, who won an Oscar for writing the film, will appear on a panel with others involved in the film, moderated by the playwright Israel Horovitz, a member of Barefoot's advisory board.

Frank Solorzano, Barefoot's artistic director, wrote the play and will direct.

The film, based on a true story, is about a Brooklyn bank robbery that devolves into a hostage situation and a media circus.

The cast includes Solorzano, Jeremy Brena, Susan Ferrara, John Gazzale, Victoria Malvagno, Dolores McDougal, Roderick Nash, Amanda Plant, Lorraine Rodriquez, Rafi Silver, Anika Solveig, Joli Tribuzio and Christopher Whalen.

The production has costume design by Victoria Malvagno, sound by Tasha Guevara, set by Adam Rodriguez, and lights by John Beverly. Performances run Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM.

The play will go up in the Sargent Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, which is located at 314 West 54th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. For tickets call Smarttix at (212)868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com. For more information, visit www.barefoottheatrecompany.org.

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