The Tragedy of the Commons: World-Premiere Drama from Cygnet Theatre
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Featured review from KATHARINE MILLOYRed Velvet
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I found the play well written, with often funny and relevant local bits. The acting, as always, was outstanding. I particularly enjoyed the performance by the magnetic Francis Gercke. It's a treat to visit this venue; Cygnet always provides an interesting experience. Overall, it was a tragedy, and I left the show feeling sorry for the sad, selfish man, a man left alone, as he wished. Such a loss.
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The Tragedy of the Commons
by Stephen Metcalfe
Directed by Sean Murray
Dakin Adams, a retired schoolteacher, spends his days writing and sending his thoughts – his blogs – out in the void that is the Internet. His wife, Macy, walks the dogs and gardens. It would seem the only thing they have in common anymore is their home, their memories and their love of “the view” – the Pacific Ocean as seen from the back deck of the house. But now their neighbor is selling and the new owner is coming in to tear down and rebuild – build “up” – and the view – and the fragile relationship of two people – is in ever-increasing jeopardy.
º Resident Artist
* Member of Actors Equity
Playwright Stephen Metcalfe:
His first produced screenplay was Jacknife. Based on his Off-Broadway play, Strange Snow, it starred Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris and Kathy Bates and was directed by British stage and screen veteran, David Jones. Metcalfe wrote and directed the 2000 film Beautiful Joe, starring Billy Connolly and Sharon Stone. Mr. Metcalfe’s stage plays include Loves & Hours, Vikings, Strange Snow, Sorrows and Sons, Pilgrims, Half a Lifetime, Emily, White Linen, Divirtimenti, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers and White Man Dancing. His plays continue to be produced in New York and at theaters through the United States as well as in Europe and Japan.