Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author, Author (and Director, Director)

Larry Pine and Gia Crovatin in "Lovely Head."

You don't often see names like Neil LaBute, Estelle Parsons or Craig Bierko in shows at La MaMa, let alone all three of them involved in the same production. But they're all part of AdA (Author directing Author), two one-acts from LaBute and Italian up-and-comer Marco Calvani. As you might have guessed from the title, the catch is that each author directs the other's play, and by the end audiences are likely to want membership in this mutual admiration society.