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The Man With The Flower In His Mouth

February 12– July 4, 2021

  • By Luigi Pirandello

  • Translated and Directed by Rob Melrose

  • Short Play – New Translation of a Classic 

  • Run Time: 30 minutes


Two strangers meet at a train station in the middle of the night.  At first, their concerns seem the petty worries of the everyday, but as the two men get to know each other better, the subject turns to life, death, and the meaning of existence.  It is the play that inspired Edward Albee’s masterpiece: The Zoo Story.  Luigi Pirandello won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 and is considered to be one of the most innovative dramatists who ever lived.  David Rainey and Jay Sullivan ponder the wonder of being alive in this thought-provoking drama.

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Creative Team

Rob Melrose

Translator and Director

Michael Locher

Scenic Design

Kevin Rigdon

Lighting Design

Kevin Rigdon

Lighting Design

Bradley Jay Gowers

Sound Design

Emily Bohannan

Assistant Director

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Director

The Cast


Alicia Beard

as A Woman in Black


David Rainey

as An Easy-Going Customer


Jay Sullivan

as The Man with the Flower in his Mouth