Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A villa in Rome, Italy
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Intense Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A young American reporter flies to Rome to interview a reclusive celebrity. With disarming wit, the enigmatic subject lures the reporter into revealing a great deal about himself until he pushes the young man to the limits of his ambition and leaves him shattered by self recognition.
"Creates a Pinteresque mood of menace from which the only possible release is violence." - Frank Rich, The New York Times
"Beautifully written." - The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The Interview was first presented by The Pittsburgh Playhouse, and the Hamlet Street Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1976. It was directed by Jose Ferrer who also appeared in the starring role. The play was subsequently presented Off Broadway by Direct Theater at the Nat Horne Theater in New York City on April 13, 1980. It was directed by Allen R. Belknap.