City Arts & Lectures is proud to present a theatrical version of Woody Allen’s classic short story “The Kugelmass Episode.” The work will be performed by Word for Word Performing Arts Company by special permission from Woody Allen. First published in the New Yorker in 1977, the eccentric fable follows Professor Kugelmass, unhappily married and hankering for an affair. When a magician transports him into Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Kugelmass decides to bring Emma Bovary out of the book and into his New York life. The spoiled Bovary proves too much to handle.
Word for Word Performing Arts Company is an ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. They last collaborated with City Arts & Lectures on a performance of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King.