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THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIR FOR THE STAGE at The Theatre at Boston Court

Ed Krieger

Ed Krieger

Jonas Schwartz -  TheaterMania

Dan O’Brien has written an American gothic tale on a par with Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard’s best works. Like many of the characters in Shepard’s plays, the protagonist seeks the truth, but the answers will not assuage his guilt or pain. Read more…

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Early in Dan O’Brien’s intense and lyrical play, a scene transpires between Dan (Brian Henderson) the playwright’s alter ego, and Skip (Tim Cummings), a childhood acquaintance and the son of his wealthy grandfather’s second wife. Read more…

Frances Baum Nicholson – The Sun

There are two ways to approach Dan O’Brien’s “The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage.” Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

In “The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage,” the poet and playwright Dan O’Brien dramatizes a mystery of his past. His fictive alter ego, also named Dan O’Brien (played by Brian Henderson), is a writer in his late 30s whose parents recently, with no explanation, severed ties with him. Read more…

 

Now running through May 22

 

PLAYWRIGHT MARTIN ZIMMERMAN DISCUSSES ‘SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN’ – interview with Deborah Klugman

Martin-Zimmerman

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw 

In Seven Spots on the Sun (Boston Court Performing Arts Center through November 1), a doctor in a war-torn country discovers that, with a laying on of his hands, he can cure a plague. One question in Martin Zimmerman’s play is, given the doctor’s grief and rage at how local politics has decimated his purpose in life, does he really want to be a miracle worker? Zimmerman discusses this, and other aspects of his play, his writing, and of human love and cruel

STAGE RAW:  The play takes place in a Latin American country.  Is the scenario inspired by events in a particular country or no?

MARTIN ZIMMERMAN I’m Argentine-American, so my awareness of events such as the ones depicted in Seven Spots On The Sun began when I started learning about Argentina’s military dictatorship, which ruled the country from 1976 to 1983.

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SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at the Theatre at Boston Court

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Pauline Adamek  – ArtsBeatLA

Martín Zimmerman’s one-act drama Seven Spots on the Sun explores the impulse of revenge, and the notion of redemption, against the backdrop of a horrifying civil war. The lives of two couples in two separate (but nearby) South American villages are presented as mirror images.

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Margaret Gray – LA Times

We often think of war in the abstract, as a force that periodically afflicts us, like a virus. But we, in fact, create war. We dream up its brutalities, and we are the ones who perpetrate them on one another.

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Now running through November 1.