City Lit presents ART OF ADAPTATION FESTIVAL 7/28-30

City Lit presents ART OF ADAPTATION FESTIVAL 7/28-30THE ART OF ADAPTATION Returns July 28-30, 2017

Tenth annual festival of world-premiere adaptations of non-dramatic literary texts will include an eclectic array of source materials City Lit Theater presents THE ART OF ADAPTATION, its tenth juried festival of world premiere adaptations of non-dramatic material, July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 at its home at 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. A jury of local theater professionals will select a best in show piece whose adapter will be awarded a $500 cash prize. This year's judges are: Paul Edwards, Brian Pastor, Mark Richard and Ed Rutherford.

This year's selections draw inspiration from source material ranging from Greek mythology through classical texts, including Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, to an unscripted story created live at the MOTH. The nine adaptations to be performed are as follows:

  • Giovanni Boccaccio'S DECAMERON, DAY 9, adapted by Kieran Carrol and directed by Bec Willett.
  • SUBPOENA, adapted by Marzie Ghasempour from the short story by Donald Barthelme. Directed by Amelia Mroczkowsk.
  • THE WRONG DREAM, adapted by Stephen Murray from O. Henry's final story and directed by Juan Castaneda.
  • CARLA, adapted by Chip Bolcik from a story told on the MOTH, and directed by Kalli Randal.
  • POSIN' OR AIR FOR Norman RockWELL by Mark Mason, adapted from Friedrich Schiller's poem "Die Ideale" and the infamous Third Reich art triptych "The Four Elements."
  • ECHO by Genevieve Locksley, from the Greek myth.
  • REDWOOD, from the Red Riding Hood story, adapted by Jacqueline Wright and directed by Diane Robinson.
  • BORDER CROSSING by Marianne Kallen, adapted from the book of the same name by Maria Colleen Cruz.
  • IT MAY BE DIVINE, BUT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT A COMEDY by Larry Rinkel, adapted from Dante's INFERNO and directed by Molly Lyons.

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