“Only the dreamers, who dream while awake, call back the shadows of the past and braid from unspun threads, unspun nets.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer
The world première tour of A Day of Pleasure, a new play adapted by The Useful Donkey Theatre Company based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s award-winning book, will debut at the Playhouse Studio next month, performed by Everyman founding company member Stuart Richman.
The run is just three days only, from October 4 to 6.
The evening before he travels to Stockholm to collect the Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer recalls a fascinating childhood full of mystery, torment and adventure.
A Day of Pleasure is about more than a young boy growing up in a strange and exotic world; it is about growing up itself. Singer brings to life the vivid characters of pre-war Warsaw, his own character and the human conditions that affect us all.
The one-man play will be performed by Stuart Richman, who was part of the Everyman Finale in July 2011 and also performed in the Everyman Unbound season in 2010. His other theatre credits The Caretaker, Tartuffe, Uncle Vanya, Hedda Gabler and Murder in the Cathedral (Liverpool Everyman), The Duchess of Malfi and Wild Oats (National Theatre and Tour), Edward II (Royal Exchange Manchester) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Balcony, Everyman In His Humour and Country Dancing (RSC).