We're doing a workshop/reading of the first completed draft of Le Fou on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm at the TAI Group (150 W. 30th street, 14th floor). The show has music by me, lyrics by Rob Shapiro, and book by Bekah Brunstetter (based on her play), and will be directed by Alice Reagan. Our cast includes Ellen Condon, Brianne Cobuzzi, Kimiko Glenn, Kevin Pariseau Felicia Ricci, Rachel Smith and Josh Sauerman.
Le Fou is loosely inspired by Portrait Painter John Singer Sargent's scandalous painting of
Mme Amelie Gartreau, titled Madame X (pictured above.) This painting - because of the
suggestiveness of the fallen strap - ruined Amelie's reputation and eventually sent her into
seclusion for the rest of her life. Sargent, on the other hand - this painting secured his place