(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah, a new play about the friendship and rivalry between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, premieres at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) from Thursday, August 15, 2013, through Sunday, September 29, 2013, on the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center.
The play – written by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain, the playwright of BSC’s 2012 hit play Dr. Ruth, All the Way, the acclaimed 2011 BSC production of The Best of Enemies, and the 2009/2010 BSC smash hit Freud’s Last Session – takes place in 1937, when F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, famous authors and frenemies, met in Hollywood at the notorious Garden of Allah apartment complex. A humorous and heated exchange ensues about the cost of love, friendship and the price of being a writer.
Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah is produced as part of a rolling world premiere agreement between Barrington Stage Company and the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, W. Va. Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah contains strong language.
Sunday, August 18 at 1pm
Conversations With…A Playwright’s Process
Playwright Mark St. Germain discusses his process for writing historical dramatic fiction for the stage, including this summer’s world premiere play, Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah. This “Conversations With” takes place at the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Baltt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. While all “Conversations with…” events are free, reservations are highly recommended. All seating is general admission. Call the Box Office at 413-236-8888.
FREE talkback with the cast following the Tuesday, August 20 performance at 7:30pm.