Around The Town

Spalding Gray:

Murphy Davis, Kathleen Chalfant, Ain Gordon, Mercedes Ruehl, Kathleen Russo, Hazelle Goodman, Lucy Sexton, Michael Cunningham

SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL a performance of words by one of Sag Harbor’s most renowned storytellers Spalding Gray featured an ensemble cast including Kathleen Chalfant, Michael Cunningham, Hazelle Goodman, Ain Gordon and Mercedes Ruehl.  The actors spoke directly to the audience, as Spalding himself would have done, focusing on different aspects of the writer’s life, including private journal entries, as well as excerpts from Gray’s unpublished works. 

Murphy Davis, Kathleen Chalfant, Ain Gordon, Mercedes Ruehl, Kathleen Russo, Hazelle Goodman, Lucy Sexton, Michael Cunningham

SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL a performance of words by one of Sag Harbor’s most renowned storytellers Spalding Gray featured an ensemble cast including Kathleen Chalfant, Michael Cunningham, Hazelle Goodman, Ain Gordon and Mercedes Ruehl.  The actors spoke directly to the audience, as Spalding himself would have done, focusing on different aspects of the writer’s life, including private journal entries, as well as excerpts from Gray’s unpublished works. 

STORIES LEFT TO TELL also draws from some of the shows that made him a household name—Swimming to Cambodia, Monster in a Box and Life Interrupted. Conceived by Spalding’s widow Kathleen Russo along with Lucy Sexton, who also functions as the evening’s director the show is clear reminder of Gray’s skill  for hilarious monologues.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Ted Conklin, Molly Scheider, Brenda Siemer Scheider
Joe Petrocik, Michael Cunningham, Myron Clement
Chris Wasserstein-Rattiner, Dan Rattiner, Angela LaGreca
Murphy Davis, Joe Petrocik