"I had an idea about staging Peter Shaffer’s play, which I later wrote to him about, and received an enthusiastic supportive response. With the great Stage Designer, Wolfgang Roth [originally of the Berliner Ensemble], we created a production in which the main character, Salieri, controlling the staging of the play, directly communicated with the audience as he conspicuously operated 18th-Century stage machinery. The production premiered at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta and was later remounted at the Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park. "