The first stage-play adaptation of a Nero Wolfe novel will open in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday evening, June 6, 2014. The Wolfe Pack will be there, and we hope you will join us. The Wolfe Pack will also be present at the Sunday, June 29, 2014 performance.
The play is The Red Box, adapted for the stage -- with the permission and cooperation of the Estate of Rex Stout – by Edgar-award-winning playwright Joseph Goodrich. The Red Box will be performed at the Park Square Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previews begin on May 30, opening night is June 6, and the play will run until July 13, 2014.
For information on the play and the theater, please see the Park Square Theater’s website at
Click here to listen to the audio of a talk by Joseph Goodrich at the recent Black Orchid Assembly.
WOLFE PACK EVENTS FOR THE RED BOX OPENING WEEKEND – JUNE 6 TO 8, 2014
The Wolfe Pack has reserved a group of seats for the opening night performance of The Rex Box in St. Paul on Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. To order tickets, please call the Park Square Theater Box Office directly at 877-291-7001 or 651-291-7005 (box office hours are on their website). Ticket prices are $58.00 and $38.00. Please be sure to state that you are with the Wolfe Pack group when making your purchase. Tickets may also be purchased online, but again, please make sure the theater knows you are with the Wolfe Pack when you purchase so that they can try to seat us together and provide the group rate.
We have also arranged a group rate at the highly recommended, historic hotel, The St. Paul, which is very near the theatre. We have negotiated a group rate of $164.00 per night for single or double occupancy. AARP & AAA room rates are somewhat less than the group rate. To book at the group rate or the AAA/AARP rates, call the hotel. Use our group code: 140606WOLF for any of the rates, so that all attendees will be counted toward our minimum number for the group rate. Be sure to book early; the block of rooms for the group rate is limited.
All ticket holders on June 6, including our group, are invited to a post-show opening night party that we anticipate will include the playwright, members of the cast, and other special guests.
In addition to seeing the show itself on Friday night, we are planning a Saturday brunch with a Wolfean theme at a nearby restaurant that will include a discussion of the book and the show. If there is sufficient interest, we may plan a Wolfean dinner on Saturday night as well or another informal event during the weekend.
To ensure that we know how many people to expect at these events, please e-mail the Werowance (email@example.com) to let him know if you’ve bought tickets and/or if you are interested in the Saturday events. We will be sending you updates regarding events. There is a form below to send to us regarding your plans and preferences, which may be submitted by either e-mail or snail-mail.
Travel for out-of-towners to St. Paul is on your own. Several airlines serve Minneapolis—St. Paul International Airport, with Delta Airlines serving the most destinations. A few members may travel in one or both directions by train from or to NYC; please let the Werowance, Ira, know if you are considering this option.
ANOTHER PERFORMANCE SOME WOLFE PACK MEMBERS WILL ATTEND
Since some members may have a scheduling conflict on June 6 or cannot conveniently attend on a Friday night, the Wolfe Pack will also have a presence at The Red Box performance on Sunday afternoon, June 29. This performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session with members of the cast, at the theater. Ticket price and ordering information is the same as above.
Please let us know if you will be attending this performance. If enough members plan to attend, a brunch will be organized for that morning.
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MEMBERS FROM THE TWIN CITIES AREA
We are looking forward to meeting many of our Wolfe Pack members from Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest at these events, in addition to our members from the rest of the country and the world. We could definitely use input and advice from members located in or familiar with the Twin Cities area in planning these upcoming events. Anyone interested in working with us on local planning should let the Werowance, Ira, know via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline to buy tickets for the June 6 performance at the group rate is May 1, but the earlier you purchase, the better our seats are likely to be. Please send no money to the Wolfe Pack at this time.
Payment for tickets is directly to the theater, for the hotel is directly to the hotel, and travel is on your own. Payment information for the meals will be circulated later once arrangements are finalized.
Wolfe Pack Research Expedition to the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hyde Park, NY
As part of our efforts to locate documentation and information concerning Rex Stout, the Wolfe Pack will be visiting the FDR Presidential Library at Hyde Park, whose cataloged holdings include correspondence by and to Rex Stout, recordings, and potentially other materials. We will take the train to Hyde Park from NYC, lunch at a nearby restaurant and, if time permits, tour the building and grounds.
If you would like further information or would like to attend, please send an email to Werowance@nerowolfe.org regarding travel and other plans.
The 38th Annual Black Orchid weekend including Book Discussion, the Assembly, the Black Orchid Banquet, and a Sunday brunch will take place in New York on December 5, 6 and 7, 2014. Please reserve the dates – further information to follow!