The dramatic play, Fiction, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Allison Studdiford, will be at View, the art center in Old Forge, on Monday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. Fiction unravels a mysterious literary love triangle spanning both decades and continents. It examines the various fictions we devise to make our lives livable, and what happens when a crisis forces us to abandon these constructs.
The play’s main characters, Linda and Michael Waterman, played by Leslie Dame and John Nicholson, are both successful fiction writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take nature of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when an unexpected tragedy shakes their lives and Linda asks her husband to share his private diaries with her, the boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, and trust and betrayal begin to break down. The play also co-stars Tara Palen as Abby Drake.
Fiction is the latest work from award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Over twenty of Dietz’s plays have been performed throughout the United States, Off-Broadway, and produced worldwide to critical acclaim.
Pendragon Theatre is an ensemble of performers in the Adirondacks who have been dedicated to professional theatre through year-round performance and educational programs since 1980.
View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge. To learn more about View programming, visit their website, or call (315) 369-6411. Tickets for Fiction are $18 for View Members or $22 for Non-Members, and can be purchased online or by calling (315) 369-6411 ext. 201.
Photo of Linda and Michael Waterman, played by Leslie Dame and John Nicholson, provided.