Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Video of Matthew Lopez and "The Whipping Man"

Nick Westrate (L) and LeRoy McClain in The Whipping Man in Pittsfield. Kevin Sprague photo.

Although we wrote a couple of entries about Matthew Lopez a few weeks ago, and interviewed both the playwright of "The Whipping Man" (TWM) and its director in the Berkshires, Christopher Innvar, there's plenty more.

TWM is getting twin premieres - tonight, as I write this, it is having its first preview at Barrington Stage Company's Linden Street Stage II. A week ago it had it official West Coast opening in San Diego.

In the video below, Lopez seems taken with San Diego, but now that he is in the Berkshires, he's bound to find ample reason to like it here, too. Unfortunately, we can't offer him a stipend to be the "playwright in residence" as San Diego's Old Globe has done.

In terms of tickets for this play, the first week is already sold out, and I suspect that this is going to be very popular with Berkshire audiences, all the more so because Matthew is one of us. They've added two Sunday matinees to the original schedule, too. Go here www.barringtonstageco.or to get your tickets before they are gone. It has been selling out, especially on weekends, though new performances have been added through June 17.

Read my interview with Christopher Innvar.

Read my interview with Matthew Lopez.

Get the dish on Matthew Lopez.

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