> This adaptation of Frederico Fellini's film "8 1/2" won the 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical and concerns the life of Guido Contini -- a forty year-old Italian movie director, much like Fellini himself. Set against the backdrop of shooting his current film, Guido suffers a mid-life crisis while struggling with his fear of artistic failure.
The cast includes Spiro Veloudos, Maryann Zschau, Eileen Nugent, Kathy St. George, Cheryl McMahon, Gretchen Goldsworthy, Merle Perkins, Elaina Vrattos, Sarah deLima, Vanessa Strukis, and Deb Martin. Peter A. Carey directs.
Performances began Aug 5. For tickets or more information on the 29th summer season of the Publick Theatre call (617) 782-5425.
-- By Sean McGrath