Film adaptations of modern and contemporary American plays
GT BARRINGTON, MA – Simon’s Rock will host a series of film adaptations of modern and contemporary American plays throughout February, March, and April. All screenings, to be held in the Lecture Center at 7 p.m. will be free and open to the public, and will be introduced by faculty member in Literature Bernard Rodgers.
The series begins on February 6, with Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, starring Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, and Dean Stockwell, and directed by Sidney Lumet in 1962.
On February 20, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Nicholas Hytner in 1996, will be screened. Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, and Joan Allen starred in the film.
The film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee will be shown on March 12. Directed by Mike Nichols (1966), this film featured Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis, and George Segal.
On April 9, the film is James Foley’s (1992) adaptation of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, with Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Alec Baldwin.
The final film, to be screened on April 30, is the adaptation of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, with Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Courtney B. Vance, and Carl Gordon, and directed by Lloyd Richards (1995).