Those who have not yet seen Austin's Pendleton's hit play, "Orson's Shadow." still playing at the Barrow Street Theatre in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, might want to go on Wednesday night, October 26th. After the performance, Pendleton will interview Chris Welles Feder, Orson's eldest daughter, about her participation in the Orson Welles retrospective held in Locarno this August. There will also be a fifteen-minute reading from Chris's book, THE MOVIE DIRECTOR, with Chris, Austin and several members of the "Orson's Shadow" cast participating.
THE MOVIE DIRECTOR was inspired by Orson Welles but intended to be a fictive, not a literal, portrait of a larger-than-life movie director. Fifty copies were sold at the Locarno festival to raise money for the Munich Fillmmuseum (which sponsored the Orson Welles retrospective) and the sale raised over $2,000. Now those who did not have an opportunity to purchase the book in Locarno can hear an extract performed live at the Barrow Street Theatre this coming Wednesday.