Gemma Wilson is a senior editor at City Arts magazine. She holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Atlantic Theatre School/CAP 21) and an MA in Arts Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. She’s a Seattle native who spent over a decade in New York, including several years working for legendary Broadway director/producer Hal Prince. She later worked as an entertainment reporter for Broadway.com before returning West to focus on covering the arts in her hometown.
This "comedy of dark intentions" is currently having its American premiere at ACT Theatre. We sat down with Ayckbourn and the two stars of the show, to hear what this new-to-us play is really all about.
This Yale Repertory Theatre production, directed by physical comedy master Christopher Bayes, brings laughs and plenty of low-brow comedy to a commedia dell’arte classic by Carlo Goldoni.
Shy young Walter is sent to Texas to stay with two crotchety great-uncles, and worm his way into their hearts and their fortune. Desolate 1950s Texas blends with their stories of Morocco, 40 years earlier, in this too-family-friendly new musical.