FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11 Press Opening for
Director Sam Hunter, The West, The Hollywood Fringe Festival, and Theatre Asylum welcome members of the press and national blogging community to the Opening Night performance of the world premiere adaptation of David Garnett’s classic novella Lady Into Fox. The curtain will rise at 8:30pm on June 11.
Lady Into Fox (The Original)
Lady Into Fox is a novella written in 1922 by David Garnett, a member of the infamous Bloomsbury Group, which included writers H.G. Wells and Virginia Woolf. Lady into Fox tells the story of Silvia Tebrick, a woman who suddenly transforms into a fox, and her husband Richard, who must contend with Silvia’s new form.
David Garnett wrote the novella in the wake of World War I, as thousands of young men returned home with life-altering injuries. It won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Hawthornden Prize.
“Magnificent . . . write twenty more books, at once, I beseech.” —Virginia Woolf
“Flawless in style and exposition, altogether an accomplished piece of work.” —Joseph Conrad
“The most amazingly good story I have read in a long time.” —H.G. Wells
A New Adaptation for the Hollywood Fringe Festival
The world premiere adaptation, written and directed by Sam Hunter (former artistic director of the Hungry River Theater Company), will feature scenic and costume design by Leland Montgomery, who recently won the award for Best Micro-Budget Web Series from the International Academy of Web Television for his web series God Particles.
The cast features the core company of The Interrobang Departure: Claire Kaplan, Nathan Turner, and 2013 Hollywood Fringe Best Actor nominee Spencer Devlin Howard.
The production will be performed as part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival in the Elephant Space at Theatre Asylum.
June 11 – 27, 2015
Thursday 6/11 8:30pm (pay what you can opening)
Sunday 6/14 4:00pm
Thursday 6/18 11:30pm
Sunday 6/21 5:30pm
Friday 6/26 7:00pm
Saturday 6/27 1:00pm
For more information, photos, and press interviews please contact us.
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