Banno’s Porno Pygmalion: Award-winning director back in town for “Adult Entertainment”

Joe Banno

by Christopher Henley
for DC Theatre Scene

Elaine May’s play Adult Entertainment, currently in previews in a production by The Klunch, “is pretty delightful. It’s kind of a porno Pygmalion sort of play, in terms of porn stars suddenly getting an education, and figuring out what their lives should mean. There’s a lot of nice layers to it, but, more than anything else, it’s tremendously funny.”

Over a late lunch recently at Annie’s Paramount Steak House, Joe Banno (who, it must be noted, I’ve worked with for over thirty years, and have known forever) was talking to me about the project that has brought him back to town.

The Helen Hayes Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of Source Theatre Company now calls the City of Angels home.

I began our conversation by asking him to introduce our younger readers to playwright Elaine May, who may not be as familiar to generations younger than ours.

Read more ==>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *