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World premiere of Paul Auster’s ‘City of Glass’ coming to HOME

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By Daniel J Broadley


Paul Auster’s short story ‘City of Glass’ from The New York Trilogy is to be adapted for the stage by Tony Award winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) in co-production with HOME, Manchester. The show will be staged at HOME from 4th to 18th March, before heading to London’s Lyric theatre in April.

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton have been announced to star in the world premiere of this masterpiece of postmodernism ahead of its international tour. Writing their scripts will be Olivier Award nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (Every Brilliant Thing, 1984, People, Places and Things). Paul Auster himself turns 70 this year as his first piece of published prose, The New York Trilogy, reaches its third decade of publication.

Mark Edel-Hunt and Chris New will play Daniel Quinn, the crime writer who unwittingly takes on the role of private detective after receiving a mysterious phone call from Peter Stillman, who is to be played by Jack Tarlton. Stillman’s wife, the strange and seductive Virginia Stillman, played by Vivienne Acheampong, engages Quinn to protect her husband Peter from his abusive father.

As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing and unpredictable, Quinn loses himself in the mission in a truly disturbing postmodern way.

City of Glass will be directed by 59 Productions’ founding director Leo Warner and tickets range from £10-£26.50. Visit the HOME website for more information.

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