Saturday, May 12, 2012

Summer (production)

The Edith Wharton Society might well be interested in the world première of Summer, a new play based on the novella by Wharton, opening at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley on the 8th May.

The production coincides with Wharton's 150th birthday celebrations taking place worldwide. Summer is a new play written by Julia Stubbs Hughes, a London based theatre director. Julia has written Summer over the last three years, continually developing the work with actors. This is her debut play and is focused solely on the three main characters in Wharton’s novel. This ensemble production will incorporate live music and innovative design; it is a simple and concise adaptation using modern language with a focus on character and text.

Happily, Summer is to be published by Playdead Press to coincide with our production. Of course I'd like to welcome you to join us for the production should you find yourself in London, but we are also looking for contributors to ‘Our Summer Book’ at; an online collection of work exploring Edith Wharton's impact across the globe, with particular reference to Summer. It has become a constantly evolving forum for our company’s responses to the Summer, Wharton and the production, but we are very keen to open it out to other Wharton enthusiasts, and create a true resource.

 You’ll find all the information you need and Our Summer Book at

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