David Greenspan to Star in Solo Version of O'Neill's Five-Hour Strange Interlude
David Greenspan will perform the entirety of Eugene O'Neill's nine-act, five-hour drama Strange Interlude as a solo show, the first selection of Transport Group's 2017-18 season this fall. Running Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning October 6 at the Irondale Theatre Center, the production is directed by Jack Cummings III and developed by Greenspan, Cummings, and dramaturg Kristina Corcoran Williams.
The play is described as follows: "Nina Leeds’s life crumbles when her true love is killed in World War I. Flitting from one man to the next until she settles for a life she never wanted, Nina is stalked by the fantasy of the happiness she never got to share with her late fiancé. This 1928 saga follows the lives of eight characters over the course of a half century. Transport Group’s production incorporates the fragmented identities of each of these characters, and their colliding inner and outer lives over an entire lifetime, into a single performer, and turns one of O’Neill’s most ambitious works into an astounding theatrical event."
The production will have scenic and costume design by Dane Laffrey and lighting by Jen Schriever. The run is scheduled to conclude on November 18.