Christopher Fry

What’s that you say?  Parenthesis’s inaugural production is a burning success!

You don’t want to  miss out on the last three performances of THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING. Check out what critics are saying:

“[A] talented company… Those with an affinity for wordsmithery and philosophizing should find much to enjoy.” - Erik Haagensen, Backstage 05/27/2011

“Winning performances… Parenthesis makes the case that Fry’s work deserves another look.”Mark Sullivan, 05/26/2011

“Philosophical wit flows at a dazzling pace.” – Di Jayawickrema, NYTheatre.Com 05/22/2011

“Fry’s already pretty play is made even prettier by the cast and design crew of this production.” - Weston Clay, Theatre is Easy 05/25/2011


Fascinating discussions during our table work last night.  What Fry pulls off in this play is really quite remarkable.  Not only is it a delightful and humane comedy full of life-affirming exuberance, it is also a rather anarchic critique about societies (like ours) that go to war.  What kind of bravery does it take to defy a power structure you know is in the wrong?  When we choose to ignore or distract ourselves from the existence of wrong-doing, do we not make ourselves complicit in the wrong-doing itself?  How many of us truly have the courage of our convictions?  Deep and discomfiting questions like these are at the heart of Fry’s play.  And how each character answers these questions is what makes the story so compelling.

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Hot Off the Presses

March 2, 2011

We’re excited that picked up our press release for The Lady’s Not for Burning.  Tickets are on sale — and while May might seem far away, the early bird gets the worm! Rarely seen Christopher Fry comedy THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING receives NY production at Walkerspace New York, New York March 1, 2011—The […]

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Christopher Fry on the cover of TIME, 1950

January 14, 2011

What a stud.  And that, I believe, would be the title character of The Lady’s Not for Burning behind him.

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Why You and NYC need Christopher Fry

January 12, 2011

Let’s face it.  If you live in New York, chances are you’ve got a bit tough skin.  It’s a necessity.  The inhuman speed of the place.  Strangers shoving past on the subway platform.  New York Post headlines blaring out from every street corner.  Billboards as far as the eye can see.  The hubbub, the pretension. […]

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The Lady’s Not for Burning

December 31, 2010

The new year is upon us.  2011 will mark the debut of Parenthesis with our inaugural production of… The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry May 21 – June 11, 2011 @ Walkerspace in Tribeca pending AEA showcase code approval I am so excited about this play.  It is probably the best play you’ve […]

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