A new Lavender Railroad

Just a short note to let readers know that there’s going to be a staged reading of The Lavender Railroad in March near New York City. The play will be presented by HRC Showcase Theatre in Hudson, which is an easy train ride north of Manhattan.

One reason I’m looking forward to this production is because I had a very detailed phone conversation with the director, Barbara Waldinger, last week. She’s clearly given the piece a great deal of thought and wants to get all the details right as she rehearses with her actors. For my part, I enjoyed the opportunity to get reacquainted with Mother Courage, Sebastian, the Commander and the Sister, not to mention the general mood and tone of the piece.

I’ve been invited down by the company to participate in a discussion of the play after the performance on the evening of Saturday, March 9, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting the cast, crew and audience. Details about the production are here. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and say hello!

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