T2 Artist Forum-The Dingdong with playwright Mark Shanahan

Walker Community Room

Join The Dingdong playwright Mark Shanahan, director Morgan Hicks, and T2 artistic director Bob Ford for an in-depth discussion of the play's journey from an idea, to its early development at the Arkansas New Play Festival (also directed by Ms. Hicks), to the latest current production at T2. Along the way, expect excursions into the current state of American theatre, and why farce is essential to life.

The Dingdong-Vatelin is a faithful husband-mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife-kind of. But their "fidelity" will be put to the test when a series of sly suitors and femmes fatales invade their cozy little world. Dive headfirst into the misadventures of one madcap night in two Parisian hotels in this fast-paced adaptation of Georges Feydeau's classic farce, and discover how opening the wrong door in the dark of night can lead to mayhem, laughter, and some unlikely revelations about the secret to a happy marriage. The Dingdong will run May10-June 4, 2017 at the Walton Arts Center Nadine Baum Studios.

"Delightful. Keep an eye on your spouse, and your hat." -The New Yorker

Playwright Mark Shanahan is a triple-threat in theatre, with significant credits as actor, director and playwright. He has acted on Broadway in The 39 Steps, in numerous productions off-Broadway, and in major regional theatres, including Houston's Alley Theatre, where he is also regularly called upon to direct. Mark brings his considerable experience as actor-director-and his passion for film, especially for Alfred Hitchcock-to his playwriting. The Dingdong, his "delightful update of (a) nineteenth century classic" by Georges Feydeau (New Yorker) premiered off-Broadway at the Pearl Theatre last season and has already begun to take hold regionally. Adding to a busy New York-based theatre career, Mark teaches in the film department at Fordham University.

Mark Shanahan will also be at the library on May 18th at 4:30 for a playwriting workshop-The Hero's Journey as Starting Point. Registration is required.

Support for the Fayetteville Public Library and T2 is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2017-05-18 23:30:00 2017-05-19 00:30:00 America/Edmonton T2 Artist Forum-The Dingdong with playwright Mark Shanahan Join The Dingdong playwright Mark Shanahan, director Morgan Hicks, and T2 artistic director Bob Ford for an in-depth discussion of the play's journey from an idea, to its early development at the Arkansas New Play Festival (also directed by Ms. Hicks), to the latest current production at T2. Along the way, expect excursions into the current state of American theatre, and why farce is essential to life. The Dingdong-Vatelin is a faithful husband-mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife-kind of. But their "fidelity" will be put to the test when a series of sly suitors and femmes fatales invade their cozy little world. Dive headfirst into the misadventures of one madcap night in two Parisian hotels in this fast-paced adaptation of Georges Feydeau's classic farce, and discover how opening the wrong door in the dark of night can lead to mayhem, laughter, and some unlikely revelations about the secret to a happy marriage. The Dingdong will run May10-June 4, 2017 at the Walton Arts Center Nadine Baum Studios. "Delightful. Keep an eye on your spouse, and your hat." -The New Yorker Playwright Mark Shanahan is a triple-threat in theatre, with significant credits as actor, director and playwright. He has acted on Broadway in The 39 Steps, in numerous productions off-Broadway, and in major regional theatres, including Houston's Alley Theatre, where he is also regularly called upon to direct. Mark brings his considerable experience as actor-director-and his passion for film, especially for Alfred Hitchcock-to his playwriting. The Dingdong, his "delightful update of (a) nineteenth century classic" by Georges Feydeau (New Yorker) premiered off-Broadway at the Pearl Theatre last season and has already begun to take hold regionally. Adding to a busy New York-based theatre career, Mark teaches in the film department at Fordham University. Mark Shanahan will also be at the library on May 18th at 4:30 for a playwriting workshop-The Hero's Journey as Starting Point. Registration is required. Support for the Fayetteville Public Library and T2 is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walker Community Room Fayetteville Public Library