The Interview

Director: Jim Corscica

Abie Moscowitz, an aging Jewish tailor is visited by Shannon, an arrogant, brash investigator, who is suspicious as to why Abie wants to increase the value of his life insurance policy. Reluctant and guarded at first, Abie gradually wilts under Shannon’s relentless questioning, and we begin to learn the terrible facts of his past life—his concentration camp experiences, and the murder of his family. And, at the same time, we become aware of the terror in Shannon’s soul too, the vulgar bravado he has assumed to mask his insecurity and fear of failure in the competitive rat race of money and status. In the end there is a real and touching moment of communion between the two men—and a sudden, magical sense of understanding and compassion bridging the gap of time, and background, which makes their worlds so different.

The Interview is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Director’s Bio

Jim Corsica has been a stage actor and theatrical performer for over thirty years. With twenty-five years of improv experience, he was a founding member of the Racine, WI ComedySportz troupe and co-founder of Naples City Improv, the first professional improv group in SW Florida. As Artistic Director, player, and co-owner of the Norris Center, he was in charge of the creative development for each show and taught improvisational technique, games and the “how to..” of audience interaction. His most recent directing experience was Art at The Marco Players Theater and acted as Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Jurors and as Ralph Bellini in The Last Romance. He has appeared in the Naples Players productions of All Shook Up as Jim Haller, as Ernie Cusack in Rumors, Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Tito Merelli in Lend Me A Tenor.