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Robert Boswell: THE LONG SHRIFT


Written By Robert Boswell
Directed By James Franco

Kindly Vietnam vet Henry (Brian Lally) does little more than stoically support his traumatized son, Richard (Scott Haze), who was convicted of raping a fellow high-school student and spent five years in a Texas state penitentiary. 


Allie Gallerani
Scott Haze
Brian Lally
Ahna O'Reilly
Ally Sheedy


Scenic Design Andromache Chalfant
Lighting Design Burke Brown
Costume Design Jessica Pabst
Props Matt Frew Sound Design Bart Fasbender

Robert Boswell has published seven novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. He has had two plays produced. His work has earned him two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, a Lila Wallace/Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards was a finalist for the 2010 PEN USA Award in Fiction. What Men Call Treasure was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Nonfiction Spur Award. Both the Chicago Tribune and Publisher’s Weekly named Mystery Ride as one of the best books of the year. The London Independent picked The Geography of Desire as one of the best books of the year. Virtual Death was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award and was named by the Science Fiction Chronicleas one of the best novels of the year. Boswell has published more than 70 stories and essays. They have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, Esquire, Colorado Review, Epoch, Ploughshares, and many other magazines and anthologies. He holds the Cullen Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston. He lives in Houston, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. He also spends time in a ghost town high in the Rockies.

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