July 24, 2014
James Franco to make stage directing debut
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater said yesterday that Franco will direct Robert Boswell’s world premiere play The Long Shrift from July 7-August 23. The off-Broadway job will coincide with Franco’s current one on Broadway as an actor in Of Mice and Men.
Franco has seemingly been dipping his toe into every element of show business, from acting in TV and films like Pineapple Express and Spider-Man to screenwriting and producing, or writing a novel and being an artist.
He made his Broadway debut this spring with Chris O’Dowd, playing two tragic migrant workers trying to make their way through the aftermath of the Depression in the US.