John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse

Jul 16, 2014

John Patrick Shanley and Sarah LaDuke

    John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, Welcome to The Moon, Savage in Limbo, Outside Mullingar, Doubt: A Parable - for stage, the title shortened to Doubt when it was adapted to film.

His new play, The Danish Widow, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theatre on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.

In the play, a mystery unfolds against an international backdrop as a female insurance investigator finds herself battling wits with a formidable Danish widow.

The stellar cast includes Kyra Sedgwick, Craig Bierko, Matt McGrath, and Annika Boras.

John Patrick Shanley, Kyra Sedgwick, and Annika Boras in rehearsal for The Danish Widow.
Credit © Vassar & New York Stage and Film / Buck Lewis