Little Mermaid Bookwriter’s Newest Play

The Atlantic Theatre announced casting for its upcoming 2015 premiere of a new play by Little Mermaid book writer (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Doug Wright.

In Posterity, ‘Norway’s most celebrated sculptor ([Hamish] Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country’s most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen ([John] Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.'”

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Doug Wright on Adapting The Little Mermaid for the Stage

This is the first theater piece I’ve ever worked on that has tap-dancing sea gulls, confetti cannons and a giant bubble machine.  And I gotta tell ya: I think every show benefits from the presence of a giant bubble machine and a few tap-dancing sea gulls.  I’m certainly putting them in my future works.”

Bookwriter Doug Wright talks The Little Mermaid in “In The Wings.”