It’s your final week to see Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime’s “Billions”) as William Inge and Juan Francisco Villa (Oedipus El Rey) as Tennessee Williams in Abingdon Theatre Company’s NY premiere of The Gentleman Caller 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.
Daniel K. Isaac and Juan Francisco Villa. Photo Credit: Maria BaranovaPerformances are Mondays at 7PM, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 3PM. 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. $25 tickets with Caller25 code.
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.
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).