An ambitious editor pairs a famed children’s author with a talented young writer in a new play about creativity, ambition, and imagination.
From the producers: Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator - but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. "The Stone Witch" is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild.
Playwirght Shem Bitterman's work has been produced and developed at theaters across the country. His other plays include "Harm's Way," "man.gov," "The Circle," "The Job," and "Beijing Legends." "The Stone Witch" originally premiered at The Berkshire Theatre Group in 2016.
"The Stone Witch" stars stage and screen actor Dan Lauria, best known for playing the father in the Emmy-winning ABC series "The Wonder Years." He was last seen on Broadway in "Lombardi" and "A Christmas Story: The Musical." Completing the cast are Rupak Ginn ("Shakespeare at Fenway," "Royal Pains") and Carolyn McCormick ("Equus," "Law & Order"). Steve Zuckerman directs.