Drama. Adapted by Bryan Harnetiaux. Based on the story by Ernest Hemingway.
Cast: 5m., 5w. (Doubling.) This highly theatrical adaptation is loyal to Hemingway's epic story and imaginatively turns the interior nature of the work inside out. Act I begins five years earlier than the story, tracing Harry's development as an artist, his hard-earned literary recognition, and, ultimately, the corruption that destroys him. Act II is set in Africa and picks up where the short story itself begins. Harry, now mortally and morally sick, isolated in a remote camp on the Serengeti Plain, confronts his mortality, acknowledges his self-betrayal, and seeks salvation. This adaptation is a theatrical tour de force with strong characters and lean set requirements. Area staging.