The Tarnation of Russell Colvin

14317531_1121279901284846_7581874241875567804_nThis past theatre season, The Dorset Theatre Festival sponsored the reading of three plays by Vermont playwrights. One of these was a play about Russell Colvin, written and performed by Oliver Wadsworth. The reading took place at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester and was in performance at Franklin Stage Company in Franklin, New York as their final production of the season.

Bob and I know Oliver primarily as an actor. He was a witty and charming Oscar Wilde in the Dorset Theatre Festival’s production of Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Jersey Lily and a brilliant Voltaire in WAM Theatre’s production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. Discovering that he was also a playwright was a bonus. We were fortunate to interview him and Kirk Jackson who directed the play. He talked about the evolution of the play, making us eager to see it. Hopefully, there will be a production in our area in the not too distant future.

Click on the link below to listen to the interview.

Oliver Wadsworth and Kirk Jackson

Here is a link to Oliver’s website.

http://www.oliverwadsworth.com/

A video from the reading at Northshire Bookstore

https://vimeo.com/158676546

 

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