What Vincent Lancisi did on his summer vacation was stumble into the creative scoop of his life.
In June, Lancisi and his wife, Robin, were on the tail end of a two-week tour through France. He had just finished directing "Noises Off" at Everyman Theatre, the Baltimore troupe he founded in 1990. Sitting in the front seat of a van cruising through southern France, Robin casually asked the driver-guide where he was originally from.
Hungary, replied Csaba Meresz. Robin followed up: How did he get to France?
"I was a driver for a famous man," Meresz said. "There is a movie about him with Jeremy Irons, called 'M. Butterfly.'"