Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jonathan Franzen's "House for Sale" Opens

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From Playbill by By Adam Hetrick

A stage adaptation of "Freedom" author Jonathan Franzen's autobiographical essay "House for Sale" will receive its Off-Broadway world premiere in October under the wings of the Transport Group at the Duke on 42nd Street.

Daniel Fish has adapted the essay and will also direct House for Sale, which will begin previews Oct. 13 towards an Oct. 24 opening. The production will continue through Nov. 18.

According to the Transport Group, "House for Sale follows Franzen as he travels to his childhood home in Missouri to sell the family house following his mother's death. Beset by memory and feeling a keen burden to sell the property for a price his exacting mother would accept, Franzen purges the home of personal artifacts, unearths hidden mini-treasures, and selects the realtor who will sell this reliquary of family memories. Exploring ideas of change, loss, and the value of the 'quintessential American Dream,' House for Sale is a daring exploration of the merging of art forms as well as an examination of the very essence of the human condition." 


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