'Riley' Gets New Life at the Globe
Thursday, April 28, 2011
San Diego Union Tribune -- Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s plays outnumber his birthdays, and when you’re 72 years old, that’s evidence of a seriously prolific career.
“Life of Riley” is No. 74 for the much-honored British playwright, and it’s a work that takes Ayckbourn in some ways right back to the beginning, observes Richard Seer, who is directing the barbed comedy’s U.S. premiere at the Old Globe Theatre.
“I look at it and say, ‘This is somebody who has matured into a different kind of thinker,’ ” says Seer, a favorite Globe collaborator who also heads the theater’s joint MFA program with the University of San Diego. (Full Story)