Bartleby, The Scrivener

Parker Theatre at the Algonquin Theatre
123 E 24th St, New York, NY 10010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Blue Heron Theatre opens its 18th season with the American premiere of Bartleby, The Scrivener, playwright R.L. Lane's adaptation of Herman Melville's famous novella about Wall Street. The production, starring stage and film actor Gerry Bamman as the prosperous attorney Standard, is directed by Alessandro Fabrizi. In "Bartleby," Melville turned from the vast ocean and endless sky that dominated Moby Dick to the hermetically sealed world of a mid-nineteenth century Wall Street lawyer's office. Into this stifling environment of copiers of legal documents comes a pale, thin, ghost-like young man (Bartleby) who overturns the lives of all whom he meets including Standard, his boss. Bartleby is the epitome of the outsider, who puts social norms, human feelings, and finally life itself into question. There are two additional performances: Monday, November 21 at 8:00 pm, and Saturday, November 26 at 3:00 pm. There are no performances on Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 24. Group sales available at 212-979-5000 x. 15.