I am, needless to say, greatly preoccupied these days with Mrs. T’s health, for the moment to the exclusion of pretty much everything else. Nevertheless, life goes on, and so does Satchmo at the Waldorf, my first play, which has now reached the stage in the life of a successful show when it starts to be scheduled for production without my knowledge by theater companies of which I know nothing. Satchmo is, in other words, all grown up, and it pleases me to watch from a distance as it goes its merry way.
I only just found out in recent weeks about two upcoming 2018-19 productions of Satchmo. The first one is by New Orleans’ Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, which has been performing in its present theater, located in the city’s French Quarter, since 1922, This production, directed by Maxwell Williams, Le Petit Théâtre’s artistic director, opens on October 5 and runs through October 21. For more information, go here.
The second production, by Actors’ Warehouse of Gainesville, Florida, opens next June 21 and run through July 7. For more information, go here.
To everyone at Le Petit Théâtre and Actors’ Warehouse: I hope all goes well with your stagings of Satchmo. Drop me a line sometime and let me know how you’re doing!