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Events May 2010


The Glass House, a new off-Broadway play

May 9, 2010
through June 5, 2010

No tale involving an architectural masterpiece is complete without the personal drama between architect and client, which is why “The Glass House,” a play written by June Finder and directed by Evan Bergman, is perfect for the stage. With the design and construction of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson’s Glass House as the background for its dramatic plot, the play explores the classic struggle of ambition, love and betrayal. Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, writes in a recent column, “‘The Glass House’ explores the romantic relationship between a female client and a male architect that merely happens to have, at its center, one of the most famous houses in history. The tensions between Dr. Edith Farnsworth, who dreamed of commissioning a great work of architecture, and Mies van der Rohe, who seduced her into letting him build the house he wanted, represent the stresses of almost every client-architect relationship.” Modernism and sex–that should fill the house. Read more of Goldberger’s article here.

Performances on select days May 9–June 5
The Glass House
Clurman Theater, 410 West 42nd Street
For a special National Trust member discount, enter promotional code: NTHP


Week of May 9th