Jessica Lazar (2005, Sidney Lodge) directed Life According to Saki at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016 and the production won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2016 and will be transferring to New York in 2017.
4th Street Theatre, 83 E 4th Street NY 10003
Tuesdays-Saturdays 7.30pm (excluding Tues 14 Feb)
EXTRA DATE: Monday February 13 at 7.30pm
Tickets can be booked via http://www.atticist.co.uk/
Life According to Saki - Written by Katherine Rundell, inspired by the short stories of H. H. Munro, and developed with Jessica Lazar.
It is a new play inspired by one of Scotland's greatest comic writers, on mischief, love, war, and the meaning of life.
Award-winning children's author Katherine Rundell's first play premiered at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, inspired by the short stories of Saki. Saki was the pen name of early-twentieth-century writer Hector Hugh Munro. Somewhere between Oscar Wilde and Roald Dahl, Saki’s creations are witty, absurd, and peculiarly optimistic.
1916. In the trenches of the Somme, a soldier tells stories. That soldier is Saki. His stories tell of misrule and rebellion, thwarted desire, charm and chaos, friendship and jealousy, and, finally, death.
Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers (Waterstones Children's Book Prize), Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, UK: The Girl Savage), and The Wolf Wilder.
Brought to life with director Jessica Lazar by an ensemble cast with elements of puppetry and projection.