From "The Memoirs, Chapter Sixteen" -
Then Ed Weingold had
somehow talked the directors of a little theater on lower Broadway
to let him direct the last play they would be doing in their theater
before they moved on to a new location. It was called “Lenz” (it’s
a last name) by some heavy German expressionist, you know. I
remembered Ed directing "Lower Depths," another dark German
expressionist, you know. And, it being the last play in the place, I even managed to tear down
the back wall of the stage to an impressive effect of far distance
into the German countryside.
I painted a roll-down front drop with the title to greet the audience
as they came in and to keep the view of the set in suspense.
was a magnificent set, all browns and tilted and forced-perspective
As the front drop slowly rolled
up, the set got an applause from the audience, the first I'd
Ed and I always worked together well,
and we would do lots more.
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