Greenspan, LuPone, Bacon Read Enemies, A Love Story in New York, March 11

News   Greenspan, LuPone, Bacon Read Enemies, A Love Story in New York, March 11
David Greenspan (Hairspray), Robert LuPone (True West), Lola Pashalinski (Fortune's Fool) and Jenny Bacon (Omnium Gatherum) will star in a private reading of a staged version of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Nobel Prize winning novel Enemies, A Love Story, March 11 at Primary Stages.

David Greenspan
David Greenspan

Playwright Sarah Schulman, a novelist herself and familiar with bringing other writers' work to the stage, as with her Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate), adapts the Nobel laureate's work. Seth Gordon directs.

Enemies, A Love Story is based on the novel about a Jewish refugee who survived World War II and now lives in New York with his new wife. The protagonist also has a mistress, but the real complication comes when his first wife — whom he thought dead in a concentration camp — resurfaces.

The Singer novel was adapted for the screen in 1989, starring Ron Silver as the man with Anjelica Huston, Margaret Sophie Stein and Lena Olin as his three significant others.

Bacon (who also starred in Schulman's Carson McCullers), Greenspan, LuPone and Pashalinski are joined in the cast by Matthew Arkin (The Sunshine Boys), Melissa Bowen (The Changeling) and Hope Chernov (Book of Days). The reading is part of the New Play Development Program of the Cleveland Playhouse

Playwright Schulman has penned Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate) as well as the novels "The Sophie Horowitz Story," "Girls, Visions and Everything," "After Delores," "People in Trouble" and "Empathy and Shimmer."

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