Yum Yum At Annapolis
After seeing John Logan's Tony-winning play Red at the Taper, playwright Bruce Reisman (whose theatrical roots have guided his entire professional life) felt that his concept of a single, 85-minute act, carried by two actors, would be embraced by an audience. Originally conceived in 2014,
Yum Yum At Annapolis was finally completed in 2021.
Yum Yum At Annapolis takes place in the hot summer of 1939, as America's greatest playwright, Eugene O'Neill is about to start writing arguably his greatest play, Long Day's Journey into Night. But since he wrote most of his plays in long hand, in New London, Connecticut, "Gene" hires a young handyman, "Eddie", to refurbish his front porch. Covering fourteen days, from the hiring of the young sailor to their parting of the ways once the job is completed, an intense, funny, emotional bond develops between the men in a world on the brink of war.
Bruce Reisman's play Drinks Prior was produced in Los Angeles in 2016. It was inspired by the true events in 1947, when Joshua Logan and Thomas Heggen wrote Mister Roberts, the first play to win the Tony Award for Drama.
Kris Black (as Thomas Hegger) and Joel Bryant (as Joshua Logan)
The set for Drinks Prior, recreating Longridge, Connecticut, where the authors wrote Mister Roberts