Rosemary Prinz and Mia Dillon are set to star in the final show of the Fairfield Theatre Company's inaugural season, Glyn O'Malley's new play Concertina's Rainbow, Sept. 12-30.
[Editors' Note: All New York theatrical performances are currently suspended, owing to terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. All Wednesday matinees are cancelled; theatres are awaiting word from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani regarding Sept. 12 evening performances. Performances in other national cities have also been seriously affected by the disasters. Please call the theatres for the latest information.]
Artistic director Stephen Stout directs the first fully-mounted production of the play, which premiered at the Cherry Lane's Alternative Mentoring Project.
O'Malley zeroes in on two American women who meet by chance on a flight to Vienna at the close of the 20th century, during the Serbian bombing of Sarajevo. Memory, art and an Albanian gypsy girl bring them together, dramatically changing both their lives.
Alfred Uhry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy, served as mentor on the project. O'Malley, who was Edward Albee's assistant for eight years, has had work featured at Playwrights Horizons and Lincoln Center in New York. Veteran actress Prinz appeared on Broadway in The Prisoner of Second Avenue and Off-Broadway in Steel Magnolias. Dillon was nominated for a Tony Award for the original production of Crimes of the Heart.
Tickets are $20. Performances are at the Wien Experimental Theatre at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010.
— by Diane Snyder