A collection of short plays from late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder, Such Things Happen Only in Books will be directed by Keen Company artistic director Carl Forsman and Jonathan Silverstein. Performances run Oct. 6-Nov. 14 at the Clurman Theatre.
Inhabiting the plays will be Clayton Apgar (Perfect Harmony), Pepper Binkley (Twelve Ophelias), Sue Cremin, Kevin Hogan (Design for Living) and two additional cast members to be announced.
In addition to Wilder's Such Things Only Happen in Books, "in which a domestic life is slowly unwrapped to reveal the complexities at the heart of all families," the evening will also feature the plays Cement Hands, "about an uncle who attempts to explain to his niece the precariousness of marrying a tight-fisted young fellow"; The Angel That Troubled the Waters, "which shows the healer’s pain, and how his suffering makes him most human"; and In Shakespeare and the Bible and Now the Servant’s Name was Malchus.
The production will have scenic design by Sandra Goldmark, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Josh Bradford and live music directed by Brian Cimmet.