“Intense. . . (Daniels) fully delivers the goods.” – Encore Michigan
Sept 13th – Sept 29th
FLINT is a tough and honest portrayal of two couples (one black and one white), neighbors who have seen their lives greatly diminished 2 1/2 years after losing their jobs at the auto plant. Their lives and relationships unravel as they lose their grip on the chance at the American Dream. And it all comes to a head on a Friday evening in September of 2014, six weeks before the State of Michigan announced a problem with the city’s water.
As Founder and Resident Playwright of Michigan’s Purple Rose Theatre Company, his many plays include DIVA ROYALE, FLINT, GUEST ARTIST (Runner-Up, American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play), ACROSS THE WAY (Finalist, ATCA), and THE MEANING OF ALMOST EVERYTHING (ATCA nomination). Acting credits include: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Broadway, Tony Award nomination), BLACKBIRD (Broadway, Tony Award nomination), REDWOOD CURTAIN, 5TH OF JULY (Drama Desk Award), JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN (Obie Award). Film: Terms of Endearment, Something Wild, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Fly Away Home, Dumb and Dumber, Gettysburg, The Hours, Speed, Pleasantville, 101 Dalmatians, The Martian, Steve Jobs, The Squid and the Whale. Television credits include Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” (Emmy Award), “the Looming Tower” (Emmy nomination), and “Godless” (Emmy Award).
JAMES GLOSSMAN is delighted to be back at SHADOWLAND STAGES, where he most recently directed the American premiere of BANG BANG!, by legendary writer, performer and Python, John Cleese, and where he directed John Astin in Jeff Daniels’ earlier play, GUEST ARTIST—as well as BLUFF (also with Astin), ALL MY SONS (w/Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss), THE PRICE w/Stephanie Zimablist and Orson Bean), NATURAL HISTORY (w/Tony-winner Michele Pawk), RED, THE GOOD GERMAN, CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, SEDITION, CLYBOURNE PARK, THE OUTGOING TIDE, THREE VIEWINGS (w/Stephanie Zimbalist and Tom Teti), and many others. He also appeared on the SHADOWLAND STAGES stage as Thomas Edison in the NY premiere of THE DANGERS OF ELECTRIC LIGHTING. His adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s noir classic, TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS, received its world premiere at Portland Stage. His two-decades’ collaboration with journalist and author Jim Lehrer has resulted, so far, in productions of Lehrer’s novels Kick the Can, The Special Prisoner (w/William Schallert), and Flying Crows (available from Dramatic Publishing). He recently directed the first production in 50 years of Sheldon Harnick’s “lost”1961 musical comedy, SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD, with a cast led by Judy Kaye and Tony Roberts, at the York Theatre in Manhattan, and the long-overdue LA premiere of Noël Coward’s A SONG AT TWILIGHT (w/Orson Bean and Alley Mills). His stagings of THE VALUE OF NAMES, starring the late, great Jack Klugman as a once-blacklisted actor, played in NY, NJ, and Los Angeles. He is the director of the music-theatre piece, SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK: A RUSSIAN FANTASY, with the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet and a cast of seven including Sean Astin and David Strathairn, which has appeared at storied concert halls worldwide, from Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, and Ravinia, to L.A. and Seoul, South Korea—and this spring at Stonybrook with Richard Thomas and Jeffrey DeMunn. He is currently adapting Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Heinlein’s classic The Door Into Summer, and will be directing the NJ premiere of D.W. Gregory’s MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN at NJ Rep later this year. He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, BADA-Oxford, ACT-SF, and Northwestern University, and a faculty member, Theatre Arts and Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University; Director of Drama, the Far Brook School; Associate Artistic Director, Writers Theatre of New Jersey. He is an Associate Artist here at SHADOWLAND STAGES.
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PERFORMANCES: SEPTEMBER 13TH – 29TH
THURSDAY – SATURDAY at 8PM
and SUNDAY at 2PM
FRIDAY SEPT. 13TH AT 8PM
SATURDAY SEPT. 14TH AT 2PM
SATURDAY SEPT. 14TH AT 8PM
RUN TIME: 80 minutes
PREVIEWS – $31
THURSDAY – SATURDAY at 8pm – $39
SUNDAY MATINEE at 2pm – $34
DISCOUNTS: Discounts are available online for students (must present ID at door). For Group Sales (10 or more to the same performance) information click here.