Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa Star in Abingdon Theatre Co.’s New York Premiere of Philip Dawkins’ THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at Cherry Lane, Opens May 10

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) launches its 25th Anniversary main stage season with The Gentleman Caller, the New York premiere production of a new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals). Directed by Tony Speciale (Unnatural Acts,The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey), the limited engagement runs through May 26 at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC) in Greenwich Village. The official opening night is May 10 at 7PM.

Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

Performances are Mondays at 7PM, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 3PM. There is an additional 3PM matinee on Wednesday, May 9. Tickets are $65 and available at abingdontheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Premium seating is available. For more information about The Gentleman Caller, season subscriptions and group bookings visit abingdontheatre.org or call 212-868-2055.

Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

The Gentleman Caller features Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime’s “Billions”) as William Inge and Juan Francisco Villa (Oedipus El Rey) as Tennessee Williams. Although now regarded as two of history’s finest American playwrights, back in 1944, William Inge and Tennessee Williams hadn’t yet experienced anything close to success. The Gentleman Caller takes us back in time, before the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie. Inge, a dissatisfied newspaper critic, invites Williams to his St. Louis apartment for an interview. This sexy, fraught rendezvous sparks a relationship, which radically alters the course of their lives and the American Theatre.

Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

The Gentleman Caller features a scenic design by Sara C. Walsh (Queen of the Night), costume design byHunter Kaczorowski (The Dork Knight), lighting design by Zach Blane (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many), and sound design and original music by Christian Frederickson (Antigone, Trojan Women).

Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

 

Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa, playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa, playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa, playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac, director Tony Speciale Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Juan Francisco Villa, playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac, director Tony Speciale Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

Up Close and Personal with Daniel K. Isaac – William Inge in Abingdon Theatre’s Production of THE GENTLEMAN CALLER by Philip Dawkins, May 5 – 26 

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