The Petrified Forest: Classic Noir Drama on Stage
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The last date listed for The Petrified Forest was Sunday April 27, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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The set, staging, lighting and sound were very good for this show. The show was a bit slow and only a few of the actors performed well. Live theatre is always good.
Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
Directed by Laura James
Produced by Jill Jones
This insightful, Depression-era tale of frustrated lives and spiritual emptiness is set in a gas station and lunchroom along an Arizona highway. The daughter of the station’s owner longs to go to Paris to paint. She falls in love with Alan Squier, a failed author who stops at the restaurant on his way to California and proposes elopement. Everything changes when the escaped criminal Duke Mantee arrives and holds them hostage, painting the plight of the search for values in a decadent civilization.
Please note: There will be loud explosive special effects sounds in the 2nd act.