Woodruff To Direct Changeling For New Audience

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According to Jeffrey Horowitz, artistic director of New York's Theatre For A New Audience, the troupe will follow their January Two Gentlemen Of Verona with a February Changeling.

According to Jeffrey Horowitz, artistic director of New York's Theatre For A New Audience, the troupe will follow their January Two Gentlemen Of Verona with a February Changeling.

Beginning Feb. 17, 1997, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's 1622 domestic Renaissance tragedy, The Changeling, will play at the St. Clement's space through March 15, with a possible extension thereafter.

"Robert Woodruff directed the play in Hebrew in Israel," Horowitz told Playbill On-Line. "I saw a video of it and thought he had a very strong vision of the piece. It's a disturbing play about a society that's lost its morality." In the show, Beatrice-Joanna uses De Flores to rid herself of her future husband.

Starring in The Changeling will be Derek Smith (De Flores), who won an Obie for his work in Julie Taymor's The Green Bird (also at New Audience), and Marin Hinkle (Beatrice-Joanna), most recently on Broadway in A Thousand Clowns.

Theatre For A New Audience was founded by Jeffrey Horowitz in 1979 and has since produced several Shakespeare plays, including Henry V and As You Like It, both starring the new Globe Theatre's artistic director, Mark Rylance. For more information about TFANA's upcoming Two Gentlemen Of Verona, also starring Rylance, please see Playbill On-Line's story, The Show That Reopened London's Globe Is Headed For NY. -- By David Lefkowitz

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