The Eternal Husband

A stomach-tightening contemporary noir thriller, loosely based on the Dostoevsky novella of the same name, about a flailing private detective whose life is turned upside-down during a brutal summer heatwave by a visit from an erratic, unpredictable old man wearing a heavy black coat.

******PRESS: "Nat Cassidy's starkly original adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Eternal Husband is,...
A stomach-tightening contemporary noir thriller, loosely based on the Dostoevsky novella of the same name, about a flailing private detective whose life is turned upside-down during a brutal summer heatwave by a visit from an erratic, unpredictable old man wearing a heavy black coat.

******PRESS: "Nat Cassidy's starkly original adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Eternal Husband is, amazing, unforgettable. ... absolutely electrifying ... generates heat that is pure brilliance. This is 75 minutes you must not miss!" - Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio

"The Eternal Husband is a well-executed noir drama, staged simply and with utmost confidence by writer/director Nat Cassidy ...The material is startlingly well structured ... Certainly, among the shows I've seen thus far in this year's festival, The Eternal Husband offers the most enjoyable night of theater. I can't wait for Cassidy's next creation." - Nathaniel Kressen, nytheatre.com

"Nat Cassidy's The Eternal Husband has pretty much everything. Moments of sheer terror mixed with darkly funny humour; a romantic core with a violent exterior. But my gosh does it work. Running at a mere seventy five minutes there isn't a dull moment. Yet, it is not just the excitement that is so impressive but the careful layers of thoughtful philosophy. ... Cassidy makes the material work on its own terms, pacing things beautifully, letting the shocking conclusion breathe rather than overwhelm. ... The skilled cast conjures fully formed characters ... An impressive piece of work by any standards. I'd love to see Cassidy's adaptation given a slightly more polished production, the scope for terror could only increase, but at the tiny La MaMa theatre this is still, in every way, worth a look." - Robert Walport, The Tyro Theatre Critic
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The Eternal Husband

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Players Club
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Source
    ,
    2009
  • Workshop
    ,
    Fine Feathered Friends
    ,
    2008

Production History

  • Professional
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    Tin Drum Productions, FringeNYC
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    2011