Director George Sapio speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Homecoming Players’ presentation of Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer. Shaffer is best known for his psychological dramas such as Equus and Amadeus, but Lettice and Lovage is a comedy that he wrote especially for Maggie Smith. Lettice is a larger-than-life character whose flights of fancy displease the authorities. But she has a way of making her enemies into co-conspirators.
George Sapio: “The part is written for an actress of great talent and great dramtic reach…She’s actually a tour guide at the dullest house in England.”
Performances are at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca.
Photograph Courtesy Anguskirk via Flickr