Dan Lauria, Carolyn McCormick and Rupak Ginn and the Team of The Stone Witch, by HUMANITAS Trustee Shem Bitterman, Meet The Press
The Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence) at The Westside Theatre – Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) meet the press this morning.
Directed by Steve Zuckerman (Nuts, “Murphy Brown”) the three-member cast features Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years,” Lombardi) as Simon Grindberg, with Rupak Ginn (Shakespeare at Fenway, “Royal Pains”) as Peter Chandler, and Carolyn McCormick (Equus, “Law & Order”) as Clair Forlorni.
In a world where extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg (Lauria) is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator —but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler (Ginn) is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni (McCormick), an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild.
The world premiere production of The Stone Witch was produced at The Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment and Brierpatch Productions in 2016.
The production will feature set and projection design by Yael Pardess and Brad Peters, costume design by Mimi Maxman, lighting design by Betsy Adams, sound design by Christopher Cronin, and original music composed by Roger Bellon, Bellchant Music. The production stage manager is J.P. Elins.
Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre – Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM.