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New Play “The 200th Day” Now in Pre-Production

April 6, 2013

The 31st season of the Fringe of Marin will be opening Friday April 19. The world premiere of my play “The Two Hundredth Day” will be among the offerings in Program One, but that’s not the only reason to go. The plays and monologues in the Fringe are always full of surprises, plenty of laughs, surprising turns of events, and some startling drama all presented in short-format: twenty minutes of less.

During the first thirty seasons of the Fringe, artistic director Annette Lust encouraged beginning playwrights, actors, directors and production assistants to try their hands, and seasoned hands a place to practice it. In the four years I have been attending, I have been continually astounded at the range and quality of Fringe productions. We were saddened by the news that she passed away after a brief illness in February of this year. Annette will be greatly missed. This 31st season, and future seasons of the Fringe of Marin, will continue as a living testimonial to her enduring devotion to the theatre.

My play “The Two Hundredth Day” looks at one tragic, yet ultimately hopeful moment in Leningrad during the devastating 900 day siege of that city by Nazi Germany during World War II. Nearly a million people died during that siege, of cold and starvation. The story of the survivors is one of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity, and my play is an homage to that spirit.

Fringe of Marin 31st Season Poster

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  1. April 6, 2013 11:08 am

    Best of luck & come tell us all about it @ our Writers Meeting, The Internacionale, Tues 16, April ’13, 7p-9p. C U then, David.

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