Clockwise Theatre's opener traces eight women Realtors
WAUKEGAN - Clockwise Theatre’s fall production is the Midwestern premiere of Carnegie Hill, a witty, fast-paced comedy set inside the competitive, high-stakes urban real estate market. It opens Oct. 18 in downtown Waukegan.
Written by Dorian Palumbo, and directed by Wayne Mell, Carnegie Hill follows eight women realtors as they navigate the rocky terrain between ambition and personal ethics, leaving no tactic untried and no retort unhurled.
Speaking about her inspiration for the play, Palumbo said, “I spent around two years working Saturdays and Sundays at Corcoran Real Estate, a luxury real estate office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. When I started writing Carnegie Hill, I knew that it wasn’t dramatic enough to write about a well-run, cool and fun environment like the one I’d been lucky enough to work in at Corcoran. So I envisioned Buckland Real Estate – sort of Corcoran’s evil twin from a parallel universe, where no one gets along, and everyone lives to break the rules.”
As to why Carnegie Hill was selected for the 2014-2015 season opener, Clockwise Theatre Artistic Director Madelyn Sergel said, “We like to produce plays which give you a peek inside a unique world. I loved that Carnegie Hill takes me behind the scenes of a world I don’t know. It also explores women and business in an extremely smart and witty way. And it is just funny. Wicked funny.”
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