This past last Saturday, OHNY’s executive director, Renee Schacht, attended The Glass House, a new play about Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson and how the Farnsworth House and the Glass House came to be. Written by June Finfer and produced by Kyle Bergman, an architect along with his brother Evan Bergman, a director, the play opens with a monologue by a very stoic Mies (played by Harris Yulin), setting the stage to reveal the architect/client relationship with Dr. Edith Farnsworth that goes awry.
This stirring play will have you seeking out biographies about Mies and Johnson—wanting to learn more about the romance between Mies and Farnsworth as well as the relationship between one of the great masters of Modern Architecture and his onetime student and collaborator—along with planning weekend trips to New Canaan, CT and Plano, IL to experience two of the most celebrated private residences in America.
The Glass House is presented by Resonance Ensemble at the Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), through June 5 with special post performance speakers on May 26th, 28th, June 1 and June 2rd. For more information: http://www.glasshousetheplay.com/