Connecticut Repertory Theatre is mounting a seldom-seen recent work of playwright Lanford Wilson. A Sense of Place, or Virgil Is Still the Frog Boy was commissioned and first performed by the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, Long Island. The production did not travel to New York, however, and since then has been seen only in a few regional productions.
CRT's staging, directed by Robert McDonald, will begin performances Oct. 29 for a run through Nov. 8. There are no previews.
A Sense of Place takes place in the Hamptons -- Wilson's place of residence -- and concerns four young professionals who share a house one spring and summer. Class issues rear up, however, when a blue-collar carpenter joins their circle. The odd title is taken from a piece of inscrutable graffiti familiar to Long Island commuters for many years.
The cast includes Beth Carusillo, Jose Antonio Garcia, Stephanie Girard, Hezekiah Toft and Joshua Tussin.
A Sense of Place will be presented at the Studio Theatre on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. For information, call (860) 486 4226. --By Robert Simonson