Monday, December 03, 2007

Mortal Decisions

Well, it looks like geography will prevent me from seeing another Donner Party performance -- Stuart Richel informs me that he will be reprising his role as James F. Reed in "Mortal Decisions, a Diary of the Donner Party."

Richel [pronounced rih-SHELL] wrote this one-man show, which premiered in San Jose, California, in 1994, and has presented it at other venues, including the first-night banquet at the Donner Party Sesquicentennial (August 1996) in Reno, Nevada.

He will be presenting it again at the Metropolitan Playhouse in Greenwich Village for four performances between February 8-16, 2008. I can't imagine being anywhere near New York then, but would very much like to attend , as I have only the vaguest recollection of seeing it in Reno.

For more about Mr. Richel and his performance, see the website.