Private Eyes


Written by
Steven Dietz

Directed by
Abigail Schumann




Lisa – Annie Lewis
Matthew – John Cauthen
Adrian – Miguel Girona
Cory – Alicia Hainsworth
Frank – Deirdre Jones


Stage Manager: Robert Kyle
Producers: Amy Lyles, Stacy Hasselbacher
Set Design: Tom Hammond
Lighting Designer: Mark Howell
Sound Design: Todd Judge
Costume Design: Tom Hammond


May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 20 2012
Williamsburg Library Theatre

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Private Eyes is a comedy of suspicion in which each scene leaves the audience wondering what is real. Lisa auditions for Matthew. But maybe, this is all part of a play that Lisa and Matthew, who are married, are acting in. Maybe Lisa is having an affair with the director, Adrian. Or maybe Matthew has imagined all this, as he explains it to his therapist Frank. And then Cory shows up, a mysterious woman who could bring the story to its surprising conclusion. Or maybe not. Confused? Make your own conclusion as you watch this story of love, lust, and deception.


Steven Dietz is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, for FICTION (produced Off-Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company), and STILL LIFE WITH IRIS. He received the PEN USA West Award in Drama for LONELY PLANET; the 2007 Edgar Award for Drama from the Mystery Writer’s of America for his widely-produced SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE (adapted from William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle); and the 1995 Yomuiri Shimbun Award (the Japanese “Tony”) for his adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel SILENCE. Other widely produced plays include INVENTING VAN GOGH, GOD’S COUNTRY, PRIVATE EYES, THE NINA VARIATIONS, TRUST, ROCKET MAN, HALCYON DAYS, TEN NOVEMBER, FOOLIN’ AROUND WITH INFINITY and MORE FUN THAN BOWLING. Other award-winning stage adaptations include FORCE OF NATURE (from Goethe), OVER THE MOON (from P.G. Wodehouse), THE REMEMBERER (from Joyce Simmons Cheeka), PARAGON SPRINGS (from Ibsen), DRACULA (from Bram Stoker), and, with Allison Gregory, GO, DOG. GO! (from P.D. Eastman).