The Fifth Column

May 8, 2022

The Fifth Column

The Waterfront Playhouse on Mallory Square will present a reading of Ernest Hemingway’s only play The Fifth Column on Sunday May 8 at 8pm.

Directed by Mathias Maloff the cast includes: Maloff, Carolyn Cooper, Ross Pipkin, Zach Franchini, Francesca Goodland, Susannah Wells. The Fifth Column is set during the Spanish Civil War. Its main character, Philip Rawlings, is an American-born secret agent for the Second Spanish Republic. The play was slated for production in 1938, however, setbacks with the Broadway producers delayed production. In 1940 a version of the play was produced on Broadway by the Theater Guild. This production was heavily edited by Benjamin Glazer with significant revisions to the script. Hemingway disliked these hanges and attempted to have his name removed from the production. This production ran for 87 performances. The play wasn’t professionally produced with Hemingway’s original script until 2008 when Mint Theater Company staged the play.

COVID-19 Policy

Following the lead of New York’s Broadway League, the Waterfront Playhouse will no longer be requiring written proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. Masks are still suggested.

We look forward to seeing you at the Waterfront and if you have any questions, please feel free to call our box-office at 305-294-5015

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