In The Theatre
This backstage musical is about the remarkable life of Joan Littlewood, the anti-establishment British director/producer who created the experimental Theatre Workshop in the 1930s. Joan’s company reenacts Joan’s unhappy childhood, her life at a London convent school, her stint at RADA, her two love affairs, and her obsession with Theatre Workshop and its demise after becoming the acclaimed avant garde London theatre. The musical exalts Joan’s passion, but also shows its destructive nature. It is a story of mothers and daughters, of gaining and losing one’s children, of not loving them enough or perhaps too much. Cast 6: 2 hrs.
Joan Ross Sorkin and Steven Fisher
Joan Ross Sorkin