Here’s another question for you. Does popular fiction translate on the stage?
If you loved Lee Smith’s The Last Girls or Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes, you may want to make a trip to NYC: Paul Fergusen has adapted their stories into a play called Good Ol’ Girls, which seeks to celebrate “childhood through old age with big hair and bigger hearts.” Music is by Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg, and previews start Feb. 8.
BookPage columnist Julie Hale dubbed Smith “the mistress of modern Southern literature” and The Last Girls a “sassy classic.” McCorkle has been called an “acute observer of the foibles of domestic life.” What do you think—will their stories be a hit in an Off-Broadway production?
Related in BookPage: Read an interview with Smith.