The Stone Witch, Starring Dan Lauria, to End Off-Broadway Run

Shem Bitterman’s play runs at the Westside Theatre.

Rupak Ginn and Dan Lauria in Shem Bitterman's The Stone Witch.
Dan Lauria and Rupak Ginn in Shem Bitterman's The Stone Witch.
(© Russ Rowland)

The Stone Witch by Shem Bitterman will end its run at the Westside Theatre after the matinee performance on April 29. Performances began March 12 for an open-ended engagement, and opening night was March 25. Steve Zuckerman directs.

Dan Lauria stars alongside Rupak Ginn and Carolyn McCormick. First produced at the Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Darlene Kaplan Entertaiment and Brierpatch Productions in 2016, The Stone Witch is described as follows: "Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world's most illustrious children's book writer and illustrator — but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential — but he doesn't yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter's youthful exuberance can unleash Simon's aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost."

The creative team includes Yael Pardess (set and projection art content design), Mimi Maxmen (costume design), Shawn Edward Doyle (lighting design), Christopher Cronin (sound design), Rasean Davonte Johnson (projection design), and Roger Bellon (composer), with J.P. Elins as production stage manager.

At closing, The Stone Witch will have played 15 previews and 41 regular performances.