Pulitzer Prize-Winner Doug Wright Updates ‘Creditors’
La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of Creditors, adapted and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife) from the play by August Strindberg. A La Jolla Playhouse commission, Creditors opens Oct. 6 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
Adaptor/director Doug Wright (pictured right) gives August Strindberg’s Creditors a modern-day urgency in this compelling and savagely witty play. Two men — an artist and a mysterious stranger — strike up a seemingly innocent conversation at a seaside resort. As they exchange increasingly intimate perspectives on art, marriage and women — in particular, the artist’s wife — undercurrents of sexuality, language and economics explode into a tangled web of intrigue, suspicion and revenge in this gripping 19th century psychological thriller.
“We are so delighted to continue our long association with Doug Wright, whose acclaimed I Am My Own Wife inaugurated our Page To Stage program,” said La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. “Commissions represent a core component of our artistic mission, and we couldn’t be more excited to help originate Doug’s latest creation.”
Wright stated, “Creditors is Strindberg’s underappreciated masterpiece; on its surface, it’s a tautly structured thriller, but underneath its heart-pounding plot lies a rich, unsettling rumination on the toxicity of love.”
Creditors marks the 33rd play commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse. Commissions are a fundamental part of the Playhouse’s mission to advance theatre as an art form and provide unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow.
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