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The Trial of Donna Caine

October 16 — November 11, 2018

October 16 — November 11, 2018

Playwright
Walter Anderson

Walter Anderson

Playwright

A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, Walter Anderson is a prolific author and playwright. He is a seasoned publishing executive who spent 32 years at Parade Publications where he held the positions of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and Editor-in-Chief. Prior to joining PARADE in 1977, Mr. Anderson held newspaper management positions with Gannett Publications in Westchester, New York. Previously, he was an investigative reporter whose articles appeared in New York magazines and others. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Anderson served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961-1966 and rose to the rank of sergeant. Mr. Anderson received an AA in Liberal Arts and Social Science from Westchester Community College and a BS in Psychology from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Mercy College for eight years and is now Trustee Emeritus.

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Director
David Saint

David Saint

Director

David Saint (Director/Artistic Director) is in his 21st season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. He has directed 39 mainstage production at GSP, having most recently helmed this season's American Hero;I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and An Act of God starring the legendary Kathleen Turner. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others, including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure, such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies and It Shoulda Been You. He has directed Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y., and off-Broadway at Westside Theatre, as well as the National Tour of West Side Story. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe Di Pietro and Jonathan Larson. He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/ Hatcher Foundation.

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When Marine Staff Sergeant Donna Caine is accused of a serious crime, highly respected attorney Emily Zola Ginsberg is convinced to take the case.  Fighting for her client’s future, Ginsberg finds herself taking on the military establishment in order to expose the truth. Inspired by actual events, this riveting courtroom drama is filled with intrigue that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.   

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George Street Playhouse announces 2018-19 season

George Street Playhouse's 2018-19 five-play mainstage season features a Tony Award-nominated play, a Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award winner set during the early days of the Civil Rights movement, a suspenseful courtroom drama, a heartwarming story of arriving in a strange land for the first time, and the world premiere of a new musical. Learn More