Singin' in the Rain
1952, USA, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 103 min.
Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds
Introduced by playwright Sarah Ruhl
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum. Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45 p.m. at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).
BEHIND THE SCENES
• The voice behind the screen is not that of the face on the screen.
• The original negative of this film was destroyed in a fire.
• A microphone was hidden in Debbie Reynolds' blouse so her lines could be heard more clearly. During one of the dance numbers, her heartbeat can be heard, mirroring what happens to Lina Lamont in the movie itself.
About the Speaker
Sarah Ruhl’s plays include Stage Kiss (Goodman Theater), In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater, Pulitzer Play finalist, premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theater, subsequently at Victory Gardens)The Clean House (Lincoln Center Theater, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2005; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004, premiered at Yale Repertory Theater, also done at the Goodman Theater; Passion Play, a cycle (Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center, a Helen Hayes Awards nomination for best new play, premiered at Arena stage, also produced by the Goodman Theater, Yale Repertory Theater and Epic Theater in New York); Dead Man’s Cell Phone(Playwrights’ Horizons, Steppenwolf Theater, premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theater); Melancholy Play (premiered at the Piven Theater Workshop);Eurydice (premiered at Madison Repertory Theater, then at Berkeley Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, Second Stage, Victory Gardens); Orlando(premiered at Piven Theater Workshop, subsequently at Classic Stage Company and Court Theater), Dear Elizabeth (Yale Repertory Theater), and Late: a cowboy song (Piven Theater Workshop). Her plays have been produced across the country as well as internationally, and have been translated into Polish, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, Korean, German, French, Swedish, and Arabic. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University where she studied with Paula Vogel. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award and the Whiting Writers’ Award. She is a member of 13P and New Dramatists and won the MacArthur Fellowship in 2006. She was a recent recipient of the PEN center award for a mid-career playwright in 2010. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.