“Suspenseful and carefully wrought… ’Memoirs’ resonates in a time when facts fall victim to partisan passions.”
– Washington Post
MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN
May 31st – June 16th
Alexei S. is a Soviet journalist with perfect recall – an annoyance to his editors and a threat to Stalin’s propaganda machine. When a psychologist, desperate to rehabilitate herself, aims to publish a study of him, the bureaucracy must step in to investigate the truth of the ‘Memory Man’.
Based on true events, this haunting historical drama is a suspenseful and timely reminder of the power of facts…and fiction.
D.W. Gregory’s plays frequently explore political issues through a personal lens. The New York Times called her “a playwright with a talent to enlighten and provoke” for her most produced work, RADIUM GIRLS, about the famous case of industrial poisoning. Other plays include MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN; MOLUMBY’S MILLION, nominated for a Barrymore Award by Philadelphia Theatre Alliance; THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and OCTOBER 1962; and a new musical comedy, THE YELLOW STOCKING PLAY, with composer Steven M. Alper and lyricist Sarah Knapp. She is also a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actor’s Theater of Louisville, where her short comedy SO TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY was produced on a bill of short works. In addition, Gregory writes for youth theatre and makes occasional appearances as a teaching artist. Her new drama, SALVATION ROAD , recently released by Dramatic Publishing, was the winner of the American Alliance for Theatre in Education’s Playwrights in Our Schools Award and developed through New York University’s New Plays for Young Audiences program. Her work has also received the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National New Play Network, the Maryland Arts Council (she is a two-time winner of the Individual Artist Award in Playwriting), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the New Harmony Project and the HBMG Foundation.
This season marks Producing Artistic Director Brendan Burke’s 15th year with SHADOWLAND STAGES, where he has directed and/or produced over 80 productions, including multiple world premieres, and shows featuring such actors as Sean Astin, Judd Hirsch, Alley Mills, Orson Bean, David Strathairn, Stephanie Zimbalist, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss and more. Brendan’s other regional work includes productions at Seven Angels Theatre, NJ Rep, Chenango River Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, and FringeNYC. A member of SDC and AEA, he is also an instructor in the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz.
Ben Paul Williams
MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN is produced at SHADOWLAND STAGES as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATRE FESTIVAL (SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV) and NEW JERSEY REPERTORY COMPANY (LONG BRANCH). For more informatin please visit www.nnpn.org
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The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
157 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428
PERFORMANCES: MAY 31ST – JUNE 16TH
THURSDAY – SATURDAY at 8PM
and SUNDAY at 2PM
FRIDAY MAY 31ST AT 8PM
SATURDAY JUNE 1ST AT 2PM
SATURDAY JUNE 1ST AT 8PM
RUN TIME: 1 HR 45 MIN
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.