The famous “Key Largo,” an original play written by James Maxwell Anderson, who was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist, will be featured this week at Nyack Village Theatre in Nyack.
Anderson lived on South Mountain Road, in Rockland County. He is most well known for “Key Largo,” his 1939 Broadway play that became the basis for the Academy Award winning 1948 film by the same name starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall. His daughter also wrote a book, “South Mountain Road: A Daughter’s Journey of Discovery.” Anderson wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Hi Tor,” named for the summit overlooking the Tappen Zee portion of the Hudson River, near where Anderson lived in Rockland County.
Richard Quinn, most recently directed the premiere of “Wild Children,” a play written by Vincent Pastore, of HBO’s series, “The Soprano’s.”
“Key Largo” cast includes John Bale, Nick Byrne, Michael Deluca, Peter Elfant, Jeff Golda, Sonya Harum, Mercedes Kent, Joe Remy Dolinsky, Katie Segal, Rhea Vogel, Ulises Arroyo and Mauricio Ruballos.
The play will be presented on November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main Street, Nyack, NY. Tickets: http://nyackvillagetheatre.ticketleap.com/key-largo-by-maxwell-anderson/.
Box office information: 201-694-0610.