the dingdong 

Adapted by Mark Shanahan from Le Dindon by Georges Feydeau

Staged Readings:

June 20 at 7:30pm
June 26 at 5:30pm

Vatelin is a faithful husband – mostly.  Lucy is a faithful wife – kind of.   But their “fidelity” is about to be put to the test when a series of importunate suitors and femmes fatales invade their cozy little world.  Dive headfirst into the misadventures of one madcap night in a Parisian hotel in this new adaptation of Feydeau’s classic farce, and discover how opening the wrong door in the dark of night can lead to mayhem, laughter, and a few unlikely revelations about the secret to a happy marriage. By Mark Shanahan (Original cast, The 39 Steps on Broadway)

Meet the Playwright

Mark returns to Theatre Squared, having directed Around The World in 80 Days last season. As a writer, Mark was nominated by the Mystery Writer's Association of America for the Edgar Award for his stage adaptation of THE CHRONOLOGY PROTECTION CASE.  He is the co-writer with Gibson Frazier of the screenplay KILL ME ALL YOU WANT (now in development with Moderncine), and the short film KILL ME, starring John Conlee and Marin Ireland. He is also the co-storywriter, along with John Hamburg of the screenplay, THE TROUBLESHOOTER, purchased by Universal Studios.  

Mark’s directing work has been seen at The Alley Theatre, The Westport Country Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Florida Studio Theatre, Florida Rep, The Fulton Opera House, Penguin Rep, The Dorset Theatre Festival, The Cape Playhouse, The Weston Playhouse and others. As an actor he appeared on Broadway in The 39 Steps and Off Broadway in Tryst, The Shaughraun, Checkers and As Bees In Honey Drown among others. He has appeared extensively at regional theaters around the country including The Alley Theatre, Westport Playhouse , The Denver Center, The Kennedy Center and more.

Mark is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MA from Fordham University, where he teaches courses on Shakespeare, "New York In Film" and "The Films of Alfred Hitchcock," among others.   He is an artistic associate of the Hangar Theatre.