ACT Resident Director Jeff Steitzer brings this sweeping drama to life. Maydays, created for the Royal Shakespeare Company by David (Nicholas Nickleby) Edgar, is nothing less then epic in both construction and scope. It takes us from 1945 to 1981, from Hungary and the Soviet Union to England and the United States.
Maydays wrestles with the enormous personal and political issues facing the world following World War II. “It is a period which Edgar, social historian cum dramatist, has sought to illuminate: the squabbles, the disillusionments, the recriminations, the wrongheadedness as much as the personal growth and political integrity of his favoured characters,” according to Plays & Players, “. . . a play by which all others on the theme of modern political history may Well come to be judged.”
Maydays will boast one of the largest casts of professional actors ever assembled on the AUF Mainstage. With sets and lighting by Bill Forrester, costumes by Liz Covey, and sound by James Verdery, Maydays is certain to be an exciting, challenging production.