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Oakley Hall III

OAKLEY HALL III  (1950 - )

Nationality:    USA
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In 1978, Oakley "Tad" Hall III was a 28-year-old playwright with a reputation for brilliance and on the verge of national recognition. The son of novelist Oakley Hall (Downhill Racer, Warlock), he was the charismatic co-founder of the Lexington Conservatory Theater in upstate New York, where he served as artistic director. His work had been optioned by Joseph Papp at New York's famed Public Theater. Mandy Patinkin and William Hurt starred in his staged readings of his plays. Hall was an enfant terrible in every sense, with not just a bright future but a great one. He had just completed work on his verse play Grinder's Stand, based on the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis, when his life was violently interrupted by a mysterious fall from a bridge. He suffered horrific head injuries, was hospitalized nearly a year and incapacitated much longer. There was little thought of him ever using his brain again, let alone having an artistic life. . .until twenty-five years later, when a Northern California theater company received an NEa grant to produce the very play Hall was writing the night he fell.

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Grinder's Stand

Grinder's Stand

about the explorer Meriwether Lewis


1st Produced:
Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City, California    2002


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