Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A Red Box Adventure
This play was written by Joseph Goodrich. In order to do this, Goodrich read all 33 books written by Rex Stout as well as the short stories he wrote, seeking to determine which one would lend itself to a stage adaptation the very best. This production is the very first time that the Stout estate has given permission for a stage adaptation of one of Stout's books
The entire production took place in a representation of Wolfe's office, shown in the photo above. It began with a prologue by the Archie Goodwin, who is the associate of Wolfe. The prologue provided a setting for the story and the characters for any audience member unfamiliar with Nero Wolfe.
I really enjoyed this production and was so glad I went. It won't be the last time I go to productions at this theater. - And what a treat to just be able to walk there and not have to pay parking fees for a car.
Earlier in the day I took a very bad fall when I became unbalanced unlocking my door while carrying two bags of groceries. I was really hurting, but still walked over to the theater. I gritted my teeth any time I had to stand up for other audience members to pass down the aisle. Still glad that I went.
Don't know if this production will be go to other theaters, but if it does, go!