Tuesday, May 24, 2011
My play, "Knock," is part of this year's Black Box New Play Festival at the Gallery Players. It is part of the second week of short plays. Link above to buy tickets. "Knock" is directed by Liz Thaler, and features Heather Lee Harper as Maria, Brian Gildea as FBI Agent Schaeffer and Colin Sutherland as Maria's teenaged son, Gustav. The play was read at Chelsea Rep last summer, and had a staged reading as part of the Lunchtime Series at Studio Roanoke in December.
It will be performed Thurs., June 16 and Fri., June 17 at 8PM, and Sat., June 18 and Sun., June 19 at 4PM. Tickets are $18. The Gallery Players is at 199 14th Street (between Fourth and Fifth Avenues) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The play is about Maria Schmidt, a German refugee living in Yorkville in 1943. The night before, the FBI arrested her husband for spying for the German High Command. The agent in charge of the case has come back to the Schmidt apartment to determine how much Maria knows about her husband's espionage activities.