Psychological Thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley from Round House Theatre
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
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We saw the film version, but never read the book. The material seemed to adapt well to the stage. Great minimalist set managed to convey the places well with just a little imagination, too - Italy, the sea, interiors. Solid cast. An enjoyable evening overall.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Gets closer to the black heart of Highsmith’s novel than you would have thought possible” --<em>Financial Times</em>
A play by Phyllis Nagy
Adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Directed by Blake Robison
This subversive, psychological thriller explores the mind of one of
literature's great anti-heroes; an intelligent, suave, charming
psychopath whose amorality is at the center of a plot about duplicity
and murder. Helen Hayes Award winner Karl Miller is Ripley. Round House is the first regional theatre in the country to have this gripping play, which has been performed to acclaim in the UK and Australia, on its stage. (Photo of Karl Miller by Clinton Brandhagen)