Richard Greenberg's latest, The Dazzle, will be presented July 26 by New York Stage and Film at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre. The play will run through Aug. 5. David Warren directs Greenberg favorite Peter Frechette, as well as Reg Rogers and Francie Swift. Both Frechette and Rogers appeared in Greenberg's Hurrah at Last, seen in New York last year, but not at the same time. Frechette opened the play as a hyperneurotic, strung-out novelist. When Frechette left, Rogers replaced him in the role. Warren directed both actors in the show.
Warren also directed Frechette in Greenberg's Night and Her Stars. The former is perhaps best known as Nicky Silver's director of choice, though he has also directed revivals of works by Shaw and Barry on Broadway and off.
The Dazzle concerns the eccentric Collier brothers, whose lives are forever changed by the entrances of a beautiful young socialite. The play was read by the Off-Broadway troupe, the Drama Dept., on May 12. The play is expected to part of the company's 2000-2001 season.
Also still remaining on the NYSF schedule is Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler, directed by Michael Wilson, July 28-30. The play mixes a strident young disaster specialist, a pampered, urban therapist, an unlikely friendship, and a trip to Bosnia. Understandably, there are repercussions.
The summer season has also included Susan Miller's A Map of Doubt and Rescues, starring Frank Wood; Quincy Long's latest, The Lively Lad; Under Cover of Darkness by Cindy Lou Johnson; and What Didn't Happen by Christopher Shinn.
For more information, call (845) 437-7235 or visit www.vassar.edu/powerhouse/.
--By Robert Simonson