March 4 – April 8, 2007: World Premiere
WIDOWERS’ HOUSES by George Bernard Shaw
Adapted by Ron Russell and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
directed by Ron Russell
In the tradition of Epic’s heralded revivals of J.B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways and Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, Ron Russell and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.’s adaptation of Shaw’s first play moves the action from the tenements of London in 1892 to the projects of Harlem one hundred years later. Part farce, part family drama, and part social inquiry, Epic’s production infuses this classic examination of the politics of housing for the poor with a contemporary setting and a hip-hop score.
Featuring Peter Jay Fernandez, Rachael Holmes, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jessica Richardson, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., James Wallert
Sets: Cameron Anderson; Costumes: Margaret E. Weedon; Lights: Tyler Micoleau; Sound: Ron Russell; Production Stage Manager: Jen Nelson Lane; ASM: Andrea Hayward; Production Manager: Jee S. Han; Casting: Calleri Casting; Publicity: O&M Co.
The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street