by Frédéric Sonntag
September 20–30 sees the English-language premiere of George Kaplan by Frédéric Sonntag, one of the most-produced plays to emerge from Europe this decade. George Kaplan is the fictional spy in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, and George Kaplan is at once a comedy, a spy thriller, and an investigation into the ways fictional narratives can infect political narrative, and even our concept of identity itself.
George Kaplan has been produced throughout Europe and Latin America, and translated into a dozen languages. The Cherry Arts is thrilled to be presenting its English language première, in a translation by Cherry Artistic Director Sam Buggeln.
“Both terrifying and funny, as crazy as the protagonists of the play are ravaged.” – Humanité (French)