Shows and Events Calendar
January 6, 7:30 pm
A Crime in the Neighborhood
Adapted from the novel by Suzanne Berne
Adapted and Directed by James Glossman
During "Watergate Summer" in 1972, a young teenage boy is found murdered behind a mall in suburban Washington DC. At the other end of the same residential neighborhood, 10-year-old Marsha, who fancies herself a detective, begins to have suspicions that her new next-door-neighbor may have something to do with the crime. A tale of family upheaval and old business from the past, that still hangs on after 4 decades.
JAMES GLOSSMAN's latest play, A CRIME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, adapted from Suzanne Berne's Orange Prize winning novel, was commissioned by Chicago's City Lit Theatre, where it will have its world premiere in March 2014. His baseball musical collaboration with legendary songwriter Terry Cashman, ONCE UPON A PASTIME, for which Glossman wrote the book, will receive a staged workshop this spring at MSU starring Len Cariou. Among his earlier works are KICK THE CAN and the award-winning BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM, which both premiered at Luna Stage, and Raymond Chandler's TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS, at Portland Stage Company; and his upcoming adaptations of Raphael Sabatini's SCARAMOUCHE and Ross Macdonald's THE ZEBRA-STRIPED HEARSE will be having workshops in Chicago this spring and summer. He has directed well over 200 plays across the last quarter century, from classics to new work, and is on the theatre faculties of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Far Brook School in NJ.