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The Wharton Comedies

“...as sharp cut as a diamond and as hard of surface.”
—New York Review of Books

”Forty years ago R. W. B. Lewis won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Edith Wharton, and in our 40th Season we celebrate her heritage and Dennis Krausnick’s many adaptations of her works with these two delightfully pointed and charming social satires. In Roman Fever, Grace and Alida reminisce about the Colosseum, having known each other so well for their entire lives, or so they think. The Fullness of Life unveils in charming fashion that the afterlife, while enchanting, may not be all that it's cracked up to be.

Come relish the language and perspective of this brilliant writer and her faithful adapter. Tea and levity shall be served.

Generously sponsored by Natalie & Howard Shawn and Eleanor Lord & Margaret Wheeler.

Artists

David  Joseph

David Joseph

(RF: Waiter/ FoL: Man) Twelfth season with S&Co. Recent: George in WORD PLAY at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, Coleman in I Married The Icepick Killer at Stella Adler Theatre, NYC. Shakespeare & Company: The Dauphin, Canterbury, York, and Nim in Henry V, George Bailey/Jack Halloway in It’s a Wonderful Life, more(RF: Waiter/ FoL: Man) Twelfth season with S&Co. Recent: George in WORD PLAY at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, Coleman in I Married The Icepick Killer at Stella Adler Theatre, NYC. Shakespeare & Company: The Dauphin, Canterbury, York, and Nim in Henry V, George Bailey/Jack Halloway in It’s a Wonderful Life, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elyot in Private Lives, Dumain in Love Labours Lost, Dorante in The Liar, Sebastian in The Tempest, Clown 2 (12 Characters) in 39 Steps, Simon in The Real Inspector Hound, the World Premiere of Ballet Metropolis’ Dracula, (Jonathan Harker) at the Colonial Theatre. Film credits: David is currently completing the filming of a feature film for Oasis Seven Pictures called Penny Land.Other credits include: Romeo in Romeo & Juliet for The Boston Symphony Orchestra, roles in Feature Films: Douglas Burgdorf’s Damsel, Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, Glowing Screen’s Magdalena’s Brain. Et cetera: David moved back from NYC some years ago where he was in many Off-Broadway shows, commercials and a national tour of Man of La Mancha. In 2008 and 2010, David sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park.

Corinna May

Corinna May

(RF: Alida Slade/ FoL: Spirit) Twenty-fifth season. Recent S&Co: Martha, The Unexpected Man; Vocal Coach, Henry V; Faculty, Shakespeare & Young Company. 28+ productions with S&Co including The Memory of Water, A Winter's Tale, Enchanted April, Jack and Jill, Betrayal, Fortune and Misfortune, House of Mirth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, more(RF: Alida Slade/ FoL: Spirit) Twenty-fifth season. Recent S&Co: Martha, The Unexpected Man; Vocal Coach, Henry V; Faculty, Shakespeare & Young Company. 28+ productions with S&Co including The Memory of Water, A Winter's Tale, Enchanted April, Jack and Jill, Betrayal, Fortune and Misfortune, House of Mirth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet. Designated Linklater Voice teacher. Feldenkrais practitioner. Proud to be a union member: SAG-AFTRA, AEA.

Diane Prusha

(RF: Grace Ansley/ FoL: Woman) . more(RF: Grace Ansley/ FoL: Woman) .

Normi Noel

(Director) . more(Director) .

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