Cygnet Productions produces plays and staged readings derived from diverse forms of literature: books, letters, short stories, epic poems, plays, essays, and ephemera.
Cygnet Radio Hour is produce as “theatre for the ear.”
Our programs are available FREE to all audiences.
XINGU By: Edith Wharton
Mrs. Ballinger and the ladies of the Lunch Club, that exclusive group dedicated to literature and erudition, are eagerly anticipating a visit by the noted novelist Osric Dane. Her books have been read by all the members except their newest, Mrs. Roby, whose idea of a perfect novel is one that entertains and preferably ends with marriage for the hero and heroine. It's painfully clear to Mrs. Ballinger and the others that Mrs. Roby is not on their intellectual plane...
CONVERSATION: DR. JAY DICKSON REFLECTS ON XINGU
Our Companion Conversation is with director Louanne Moldovan and Dr. Jay Dickson, Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, discussing Xingu’s relevance today.
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This is the book that, in 1938, jolted America into recognizing the Nazi threat. The setting is 1932. Jewish Max lives in San Francisco; gentile Martin has taken his family back to the “new” Germany, where Max’s sister is on the stage. The letters they exchange chronicle the corrosion of their friendship as Martin is swept up in a warped Nazi ideology driven by intolerance. Address Unknown is as relevant today as it was in 1938.
CONVERSATION: SR. RABBI CAHANA REFLECTS ON ADDRESS UNKNOWN
Producer/Director Louanne Moldovan and Senior Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon, will discuss why and how Address Unknown is relevant today, for Jews and for people of all faiths (or none).
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Cygnet Productions produces plays and staged readings derived from diverse forms of literature: books, letters, short stories, epic poems, plays, essays, and ephemera. In 2021, we are launching the companion Cygnet Radio Hour to produce “theatre for the ear.”