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The Season


September 29 – October 25, 2009

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

adapted and directed by Doug Wright
from the play by August Strindberg
World Premiere • A La Jolla Playhouse Commission

Adaptor/director Doug Wright gives August Strindberg’s Creditors a modern-day urgency in this compelling and savagely witty play. Two men — an artist and a mysterious stranger — strike up a seemingly innocent conversation at a seaside resort. As they exchange increasingly intimate perspectives on art, marriage and women — in particular, the artist’s wife — undercurrents of sexuality, language and economics explode into a tangled web of intrigue, suspicion and revenge in this gripping 19th century psychological thriller.

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Ticket Prices: $30-$65

Run Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes
No intermission

Performance Times: Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sponsored By: California Bank and Trust

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Doug Wright

Doug WrightDirector

Doug Wright returns to La Jolla Playhouse, where his Pulitzer Prize-winning play I Am My Own Wife inaugurated the Page To Stage New Play Development Program. He is also the author of the play Quills, as well as the screenplay of the 2000 movie starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet.
Know Before You Go Learn more about Creditors and discover the inspiration of the creative team with behind-the-scenes stories and background information.
August Strindberg Gifted and tormented, read how August Strindberg's volatile life influenced his art. Read More
Strindberg's PaintingsA truly prolific artist, Strindberg was an accomplished painter and photographer. View some of his work presented in an exhibition at Tate Modern. Read More
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  • Costume Designs by Susan Hilferty.

Union Tribune Review: “Trio's volatile mix of vitriol and romance gives Creditors its due”
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KPBS Radio Segment: “Playwright Doug Wright Adapts Strindberg's Creditors for La Jolla Playhouse”
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North County Times: “Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright helms new adaptation of Creditors at Playhouse”
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La Jolla Light: “La Jolla Playhouse Commissions Doug Wright to Adapt Creditors

Playbill: “Wright's Creditors, Borrowed from Strindberg, to Star Meisle, Metwally, Smith”
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Creditors Blog Topics
Creditors: The Last Rehearsals
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Inside Creditors Rehearsal
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Creditors: All Aboard for Strindberg’s Dangerous Games
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