Selected Shorts: Danger and Desire: Tales of Hopper's City

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Promotional Partner: KERA



"The Woman in the Window" by James Lasdun, performed by Kaneza Schaal

"Killing Time" and "Insomnia" by Stuart Dybek, performed by David Strathairn

"Roy Spivey" by Miranda July, performed by Parker Posey

"The Rainy Station" by Yasunari Kawabata translated by Lane Dunlop, performed by David Strathairn

The popular public radio series and podcast returns to the DMA with a fictional exploration of Edward Hopper's world as seen in his most iconic paintings.  The lonely streets of a big city, an unexpected encounter between strangers, a meeting at a lunch counter at night.  Actors David Strathairn, Parker Posey, and Kaneza Schaal will bring Hopper's poignant and evocative themes and settings to life in stories on stage.  This event is held in celebration of the exhibition, Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process.

David Strathairn has appeared in the films Good Night and Good Luck (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), The Tempest, HBO’s Temple Grandin (for which He received an Emmy Award), Howl, Lincoln, and the upcoming Godzilla and Oliver’s Deal. His New York theater credits include Strindberg’s Dance of Death, Stoppard’s Hapgood, Pinter’s The Birthday Party, and A Winter’s Tale at Classic Stage Company.

Parker Posey is best known for her roles in independent films such as Dazed and Confused, Kicking and Screaming, and the Christopher Guest “mockumentaries” Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind. Posey’s recent projects include Price Check and Hemingway and Gellhorn, and she will appear in the upcoming films Highland Park and Grace of Monaco.

Kaneza Schaal performed with The Wooster Group in Vieux Carré and Early Plays, and with Elevator Repair Service in The Sound and the Fury. This fall, Schaal was awarded a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and a PS122 RAMP fellowship to develop her new play, Please, Bury Me, based on the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

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Horchow Auditorium. Tickets: Public $35, DMA Partner $30, Student $15