June 28, 2005
Brown/Trinity Repertory Playwrights Theatre
Box 1897 (or 77 Waterman Street), Providence , RI 02912
Contact: Brian Gaston, Marketing and Publicity Director
401-863-2730 or Brian_Gaston@brown.edu
By Paul Grellong
Directed by Heath Cullens
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 29 at 8 PM and July 30 at 4pm
Leeds Theatre - Catherine Bryan Dill Performing Arts Center
Brown University , 77 Waterman Street , Providence , Rhode Island 20912
Box Office - 401-863-2838 www.brown.edu/tickets
Tickets: $10 Regular, $8 Seniors/Employees, $5 Students - All tickets unassigned seating
March 24, 1999: NATO bombs begin falling on Serbia, and two journalists are breaking off an affair in a hotel room in New England. Set primarily on this night, the play traces the relationship between Jeff, a drinking man with a marriage problem, and Kim, an ambitious young rising star. Their relationship began to take shape when she was a copy intern at his Providence paper, and has spanned the 1990's, with the mounting crisis in the Balkans serving as an ominous backdrop. Kim, now a reporter for a more prestigious paper in Boston, is about to leave for Kosovo to cover the war.
They have always disagreed strongly on questions of intervention and power, but everything builds to a breathtaking apex as President Clinton commits troops to the Kosovo conflict, and both journalists make one final power play of their own.
Paul Grellong studied playwriting as an undergraduate at Brown University. His play Manuscript was presented in July 2003 at the Cape Cod Theatre Project. Produced by Daryl Roth Productions, Manuscript is currently running Off-Broadway under the direction of Bob Balaban (Waiting For Guffman, Gosford Park). His play Power of Sail was one of ten finalists for the 2004 Herrick Theatre Foundation Playwrights Competition. Paul wrote the music, lyrics, and book for Hot Star, Nebraska, which was produced in March 2002 by SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA). His one-act The New Fire was first produced by the Echo Theatre Company (Los Angeles, CA) and will soon be published by Playscripts, Inc.; other one-act plays have been staged in New England by NewGate Theatre and the Echolalia Theatre Festival. His plays have been read and workshopped at MCC (New York , NY), Trinity Repertory Company (Providence , RI), DR2 Theatre (New York , NY), and the Black Dahlia Theatre (Los Angeles , CA). He has been commissioned to write two screenplays, both adaptations of novels.