Morning Star Productions is busy putting the final touches on A Tale of Two Cities. This Wisconsin premier opens September 19th at 7:30 pm. It was written in 1935 by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud in 1935. Rattigan was a young, unknown playwright, while Gielgud was already a well-established classical actor. The play was cast and work had begun on the set when the production was called off, after emotional entreaties from veteran actor Sir John Martin-Harvey. He'd been touring in The Only Way, his own adaptation of Dickens's novel, since 1899. Martin-Harvey pleaded that, unless the show was postponed, it would threatened him with ruin. Rattigan was devastated by the decision and by Gielgud's nonchalant attitude about it that he never published the play. Nearly 80 years later, the play had it's world premier in Britian and now it's premier in Wisconsin.