Last chance to catch Shooting In Madrid, a new play by the author of the Tony-nominated South-African drama, The Song Of Jacob Zulu. The show world premiered at Virginia's Signature Theatre, Jan. 12 and finishes its scheduled run Feb. 15. Previews began Jan. 6.
Tom Prewitt directs this political thriller, which was developed at Signature's "Stages" program for the past two years. A look at the Spanish Civil War, Shooting In Madrid is described as "a behind-the camera drama of conflict, murder and betrayal." Characters include literary figures swept into passionate action over the cause, including Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos.
Starring in Tug Yourgrau's drama are Sam Tsoutsouvas (The Man Who Shot Lincoln Off-Broadway) who plays "Hem"; John Lescault, Paul Morella, Rhea Seehorn, Andy Rapoport and Ilona Dulaski. Designing Madrid are Adam Magazine (lighting), Lou Stancari (set), Anne Kennedy (costumes) and Mark Anduss (sound). David Maddox provides musical underscoring.
Boston-based Yourgrau was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to the U.S. When he was ten. His Song Of Jacob Zulu won a Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago for best new work.
After Madrid, Signature will offer the new musical, The Fix, starting March 17. A musical by two American writers, Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey, The Fix premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse May 12 and ran to June 14. For tickets ($22-$25) and information on Shooting In Madrid at Signature Theatre in Arlington, call (703) 218-6500.
-- By David Lefkowitz