Monday, September 29, 2008


For those who like their theater bracingly dark and with a little kick, I am happy to invite you to come see the latest collaboration between myself (as a director) and one of my favorite playwrights, Edward Musto. (In the past year, Edward and I have done MASS. MURDER, COMMENCEMENT and a staged reading of his play, GENEVIEVE--after having known each other's work for over 25 years!) The show runs about an hour and should be a good piece of theater, so please check it out. The information is as follows:

4-D Productions presents

Three Dark Comedies by

Edward Musto

directed by

Judd Silverman

From stories by Richard Matheson, Michael Knight and Frederick Waterman


James Arden, Alison Crane, William Franke*, Emily Edwards, Chelsea Holland, D. H. Johnson, David Lapkin*

*member AEA, An Equity Approved Showcase

costumes by Catherine Fisher

stage managed by Nate Brauner


Oct. 2-5, 2008, Thurs-Sat Eves 8 pm, Sat & Sun Mats 2 pm

All Tickets $18 - Reservations through

TheaterMania at or by calling (212) 352-3101

78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 West 78th St., top floor theater, 78th & Broadway


Three dark comedies from the author of An Evening of Murder and the Like, an Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee as Best Play. An upper-class couple watches as the rest of humanity drowns itself in Lemmings. Criminality makes strange bedfellows in Smash and Grab when a burglar is caught in the act by a pretty college coed. And in Best Man Wins a chef cooks up something special for a close friend who's become too close to his wife. Based on stories by Richard Matheson, Michael Knight and Frederick Waterman.

Click here for a pdf flyer you can’t print at home!

Hope you can join us!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


As part of my continuing artistic partnership with my good friend and fellow writer, Edward Musto, I am happy to let you all know about two upcoming events. One, an evening of three dark-and-humorous plays under the title, EVILUTION, is opening October 2nd (and playing, in a full production, through the 5th at the 78th Street Theatre Lab). More on that to come shortly.

But THIS Monday, September 22nd, you are cordially invited to a FREE READING at Urban Stages at 6pm of Ed's full-length play, GENEVIEVE. Based on the events of a true story during the student revolts of Paris in 1968, it is the story of a radical teacher accused of seducing and bedding one of her young students. A wonderful cast has been assembled, and there will be free wine and a discussion post-show. This is definitely an evening worth checking out. Below are the details:


by Edward Musto

Directed by Judd Silverman

Monday, September 22, 2008, 6 pm, Urban Stages at

259 West 30th Street (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)

No Reservations Required


James Arden, Alden Ford, Brian Fuqua*, Elizabeth Gee, Nell Gwynn*, John Moss*,
Barry Steely, and Annie Pesch

*AEA member

From the Urban Stages website:

GENEVIEVE is inspired by a true story, the Gabrielle Russier ordeal, which shook France in the late 1960’s. At the time of the student riots in Paris, a 30 year-old schoolteacher, here named Genevieve Duvall, stands trial for “corrupting a minor”. As Genevieve gives testimony, the action in the court room freezes and she relives the moments in which law and justice are at odds with one another. The play was a finalist in two national playwriting competitions.

“Urban Stages is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary – And we want YOU to join the party! Join us for a celebration of our continued commitment to new work at our FREE New Play Reading Series on Monday nights in September. Wine and refreshments will be provided.”

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