Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Training Wisteria

The Cherry Lane Mentor Project teams a preeminent dramatist (in this case, Jules Feiffer) with an emerging playwright (Molly Smith Metzler this time) to give notes on a play in development. The plays (three this season) are then produced on Cherry Lane's smaller stage and open to the public for a brief run of performances. The productions are not meant to be open for review, and in the spirit of the Mentor Project, I'm going to respect that. From the I-Had-No-Idea Department: Sixteen Wounded, which eventually bowed on Broadway in 2004, was seen as a Mentor Project production at the Cherry Lane in 2002.

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