A stage production of Annie Proulx’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ is in the works.
First, Annie Proulx’s short story was adapted into the critically acclaimed Ang Lee directed 2005 film of the same name – and now it looks like Brokeback Mountain will be getting it’s own stage production. The tragic story follows Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, Wyoming cowboys who meet one summer on Brokeback Mountain and engage in a complicated, clandestine relationship over the course of decades.
West End producer Tom O’Connell made the announcement over Twitter, confirming that he had acquired the stage rights to the story.
The news is true, I am developing a brand new stage PLAY of @brokebackplay a story that deserves to be heard/live on. pic.twitter.com/5GXQHVWtkr
— Tom O’Connell (@tomocopro) September 11, 2015
Author Annie Proulx is quote as saying that she is “looking forward with sharp anticipation to the stage interpretation”
The play will premiere on London’s West End sometime in 2016.
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