New York Times Interview

New York Times Interview

Under the Radar: Five Questions About ‘John Cassavetes’ Husbands’

Translating the films of the director John Cassavetes for the stage is a novel concept, but not a new one. In 2008, Ivo van Hove’s tech-heavy staging of Cassavetes’s 1977 film, “Opening Night," turned a stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music into an ersatz film set.

Doris Mirescu and Dangerous Ground Productions are bringing a similar sensibility — think video cameras and projected close-ups — to the stage in “John Cassavetes’ Husbands," a re-imagining of Cassavetes’s 1970 film about three men dealing with a friend’s death. The show is playing at the Public Theater as part of the Under the Radar festival.

Between rehearsals, Ms. Mirescu, a native of Romania, answered questions (officially four, not five) about being inspired by Cassavetes, his films and their men.

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