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House for Sale, by Jonathan Franzen, from 13 Oct 2012



The Transport Group will present the world premiere of Jonathan Franzen's House for Sale, adapted for the stage and directed by Daniel Fish, opening at The Duke On 42nd Street on 21 Oct 2012, following previews from 13 Oct 2012, and running through to 18 Nov 2012.

House for Sale follows Franzen as he travels to his childhood home in Missouri to sell the family house following his mother's death. Beset by memory and feeling a keen burden to sell the property for a price his exacting mother would accept, Franzen purges the home of personal artifacts, unearths hidden mini-treasures, and selects the realtor who will sell this reliquary of family memories.

The cast will star Rob Campbell ('Translations,' 'In the Blood'), Merritt Janson ('As You Like It,' 'Paradise Lost'), Lisa Joyce ("Boardwalk Empire," 'La Bete'), Christina Rouner ('Coram Boy,' 'The Duchess of Malfi') and Michael Rudko ('The Best Man,' 'Titus Andronicus').

The creative team features scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Therese Wadden, lighting design by Thomas Dunn and sound design is by Daniel Kluger.

House for Sale is the first work by National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jonathan Franzen ('Freedom,' 'The Corrections') to be presented on stage.

Daniel Fish (Charles L. Mee's 'Paradise Park' and The Chocolate Factory's 'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again') has adapted Franzen's essay from his collection 'The Discomfort Zone'.

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