Author Sara Waters, center, talks Sunday morning about her novel 'Fingersmith," a stage adaptation fo which is about to open at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. With her are (L-R) actor Miriam Laube, artistic director Bill Rauch, playwright and adapter Alexa June and actor Rex Young

Author Sarah Waters, center, talks Sunday morning about her novel ‘Fingersmith,’ a stage adaptation of which is about to open at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. With her are (L-R) actor Miriam Laube, artistic director Bill Rauch, playwright and adapter Alexa Junge and actor Rex Young

Opening weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is wrapping up this afternoon with the world premiere of Fingersmith, a stage adaptation of the novel by the same name by Brit writer Sarah Waters.  On Sunday morning several hundred OSF donors and a few critics and reporters got to hear Waters talk about the play, along with Alexa Runge, an LA screenwriter who adapted it, and Bill Rauch, who directs the show we’re about to see.

Yesterday I saw Pericles and Guys and Dolls, which I’ll be reviewing presently; on Friday it was Much Ado About Nothing. The two Shakespeare plays are quite good, each in their own way, but Guys and Dolls is spectacular fun, and may be a hard ticket to come by this year.

Having gotten a taste this morning of Waters and her work, I’m heading into the show in an hour with very high expectations. Will let you know….

 

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