A Professor in New York
The world famous New Yorker Magazine has once again featured the late Professor Thrupiece on its May 20th cover. Inside, an article by respected Broadway journalist Tim E.S. Square, recollects the Professor's visit in 2002 to attend the world premier of "Fluff with Everything" the breakthrough drama by English playwright Arnold Whiskers which depicted a thinly disguised Thrupiece figure wrestling with his Bio-ethical conscience as he strives to feed the starving of Europe. The original leads were none other than a young Leonardo Dick Scratchio (Professor Brendon Truepact) and an even younger Natalie Portmanteau (Avis Real-Tennis).
The landmark performance at New York's famous Belasco Theatre (named for the famous American Playwright Archibald Guthridge Belasco author of Madam Chrysalis and the Girl of the Golden Wok) attracted the great and the good of the city and was nominated for 4 TONYS and 4 OBIES. It transferred to the West End (Ealing Broadway) in 2003 but closed after three performances. "I don't think English audiences were ready for it", Stage and Screen Critic Landon Evnin-Standard opined, "it was too soon after the war and people remembered rationing. So too close to the bone really". [possibly a reference to Mrs Amanda J Threadbone who produced it [ed]]
Professor Thrupiece has adorned the cover of the New Yorker on several occasions, but this is the first time his 2002 visit to the US has been commemorated.
The May 20 2017 edition of the new Yorker Magazine Features Professor Thrupiece on its famous cover.