Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Equus" is happening

For the past two months, I've been negotiating with Samuel French, Inc., to secure the rights to produce Peter Shaffer's "Equus" as a Sudler Fund production at Yale in mid-February. I was originally denied the rights, because there will be a first-class production in New York (i.e. on Broadway) for 22 weeks in 2008/2009 (starring Daniel Radcliffe), meaning that access to the play is not currently available to the general public and probably won't be until mid-2009.

But somehow I talked to the right person (i.e. Peter Shaffer's lawyer...I wasn't supposed to get his number, but I did...oops...), and he's helped me get special permission to produce the play.

It's happening.

If you're interested in working on the production, please contact me ( AND my producer, Steve Lao ( The production is planned for Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14, 2009.

Christopher Young, Director
Steven Lao, Producer


Hudson said...

So long as Steve isn't getting naked in it, congratulations!

I seem to remember Equus being put on about four years ago at Yale, only it was kind of ridiculously over the top.

Also, is it odd that Harry Potter's dong is now going on tour to the US?

Rebecca said...

What would Valentine's Day be without a bit of male full-frontal nudity, I've always said.

Chris said...

It was put on in 2005, which is kinda recent, but I don't think it's a big problem. It's a new Yale undergraduate body and a new production. Also, I'm a minimalist when it comes to theater. I agree: ridiculously over the top is not great, and that'll be avoided like the plague.

jennybeth said...

thats awesome! way to pull strings :) which one of you will i get to see nekkid?