A deliciously witty exploration of the very special misery only the smartest family members can inflict upon one another. In 1880s England, James Murray pursues the Sisyphean task of creating the Oxford English Dictionary, alongside his brilliantly caustic daughter who is now responsible for Murray, his seemingly prodigal son, and a garden shed full of thousands of slips of paper bearing definitions.
A Co-Production with Circle X Theatre Co.
CRITIC'S PICK! "John Langs directs this world that looks so dusty and feels so fresh. Emotions are worn gently on sleeves, with tasteful touches of comedy layered throughout...flawless." -Backstage
"Pomerance’s writing provides a veritable torrent of wit and erudition...This is exciting, newly forged theater gold, and it’s one of the best plays of the year." -LAist
"With a playwright as clever and original as Pomerance providing the words, direction as sparkling as that of John Langs, and a cast as splendid as the one assembled on the stage of Theatre @ Boston Court, the journey from lights up to curtain calls is an enjoyable one indeed." -Stage Scene LA
"Brilliant...clever and engaging." -Edge
Click here to read more about the real James Murray on our blog.
Click here to read an interview with Melanie Lora, who plays "Jane."
If you are interested in learning more about this play, and the production of it, check out this article about the first rehearsal, or this article about the first stages of set construction. There will soon be interviews, videos, pictures many other tidbits.
Featuring Gillian Doyle, John Getz, Travis Michael Holder, Melanie Lora, Henry Todd Ostendorf, Ryan Welsh, Time Winters
Understudies Bryan Bellomo, David Fruechting, Blake Griffin, Suzy Jane Hunt, Dale Sandlin, Doug Sutherland, Wendy Worthington
Casting Michael Donovan
Stage Manager Kat Haan
Scenic and Lighting Design Brian Bembridge
Original Music & Sound Design Bruno Louchouarn
Costume Design Dianne Graebner
Dialect Coach Tracy Winters
Prop Master Chuck Olsen
Production Photographer Ed Krieger