[Marxism] Variations on the Death of Trotsky

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Fri Jul 21 07:51:32 MDT 2006


Jul 19, 2006
A first at the Wilton [Connecticut] playshop
By Robin Walluck

Student directors tackle plays beginning tonight

The Wilton Playshop will begin summer performances of its one-act  
plays tonight and again next week.

Six plays by playwright David Ives, each with a different director,  
will be showcased during the plays July 20-23 and July 27-29. The  
performances are called “David Ives: Six by 6.”

It’s a historic series of performances for the Playshop, because five  
of the six plays are being directed by students.

“Never, as far as we can tell, in the 44-year history of the Wilton  
Student Summer Playshop, has there been a student director,” read a  
release from the Playshop.

“Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” “Time Flies,” “Mere Mortals,”  
“Sure Thing,” “The Philadelphia,” and “Words, Words, Words,” will be  
brought to the Playshop at 15 Lovers Lane. The entire performance  
should last about two hours because each one-act is approximately 15  
minutes long.

Information: www.wiltonplayshop.org

. . .

Ketti Muschler, a rising senior at WHS, directs “Variations on the  
Death of Trotsky,” which features Seth, Sarah Caffrey and David  
Caffrey. This play is set in Coyacan, Mexico, and follows how Leon  
Trotsky lives through several variations of his death by assassination.

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I believe that these playlets were first performed in the mid-West.  
Unfortunately none of the reviews, such as they could be on such  
snippets, said anything about the content.

Brian





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