2015: Tenth season and a world premiere: The Inn at Lake Devine
It all started in May 2014. We were in the midst of a successful run of the company–created comedy, Buffalo Heights. As I was running lines in my living room, my favorite novel caught my eye: The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman.
Immediately, I could envision it as a play, reminiscent of Our Town: New England families grappling with faith and love, plus music, a wedding, and a funeral.
I dashed off an e–mail inquiry through Elinor Lipman’s website. Elinor wrote back 30 minutes later. We met, I pitched the production, and by late 2014, Tongue in Cheek was committed to developing The Inn at Lake Devine during 2015.
My heartfelt thanks to Elinor, our readers, the actors in the staged reading in April, our cast, crew and production team for our 16–performance run in October, and our incredibly generous supporters and audiences.
As we head into our eleventh season, I am so grateful to all our collaborators and supporters over these ten years and 31 productions of thought–provoking comedies in NYC. Here’s to many more. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016.
— Jake Lipman
Producing Artistic Director
Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions
2015: TIC's Tenth Season and a World Premiere
The world premiere of The Inn at Lake Devine was our biggest undertaking ever: a beloved novel, developed over 6 months into a play with music, with 8 musical numbers, 15 actors, 16 performances, as seen by approximately 875 audience members, October 7-24, 2015.
As Tongue in Cheek's tenth season winds to a close, a huge thank you to all our collaborators, audiences, donors, friends, and fans.
We have big plans for TIC's eleventh season in 2016: submitting an updated version of Buffalo Heights to summer festivals, along with the development of a new work, Girl Guides.
Stay tuned for more thought-provoking comedies!
Wishing you a happy, healthy 2016!