Tuesday, October 08, 2002

What Tristaters Are Reading

        Aretta Baumgartner, Puppetteer, Audrey II for Little Shop of Horrors at Rising Phoenix, in rehearsal for Ovation's Two Towers (part 2 of The Lord of the Rings), opening Oct. 25:

        The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (one-volume edition, Houghton Mifflin; $20). “The stage version understandably has to cut some story lines, character specifics, dialogue - but the immense and rich world Tolkien created deserves to include all the details.”

        Michael Haney, Associate artistic director, Playhouse in the Park:

        Atonement by Ian McEwan (Doubleday; $26). “The story of a young British girl in the late 1930s who with a lie destroys the lives of two people very close to her.” Also,

        My First Two Thousand Years: The Autobiography of the Wandering Jew by George Viereck and Paul Eldridge (Sheridan House; $20), as background for Underneath the Lintel, which he directs at Ensemble Theatre, opening Wednesday.

        Jackie Demaline


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