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About The Gentleman Caller

Abingdon Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of a new play, from the author of Charm, Le Switch and The Homosexuals, PHILIP DAWKINS, directed by TONY SPECIALE. Starring DANIEL K. ISAAC (Showtime’s “Billions”) as William Inge, and JUAN FRANCISCO VILLA (Oedipus El Rey) as Tennessee Williams, at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

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," a new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals), 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.

Scenic design SARA C. WALSH, costume design HUNTER KACZOROWSKI, lighting design ZACH BLANE, sound design & original music CHRISTIAN FREDERICKSON, fight direction/intimacy consultant RYAN BOURQUE, dialect coach RON CARLOS, assistant director DEVEN KOLLURI, production manager MARY DUFFE, casting director KARIE KOPPEL, assistant stage manager LILLY DEERWATER, production stage manager LILY PERLMUTTER.

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2hr (incl. intermission)

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Cherry Lane Theatre

38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014

Cherry Lane's Mission is to cultivate an urban artist colony, honor their groundbreaking history, and engage audiences as partners in creating theater that illuminates contemporary issues, and at its best, transforms the spirit.

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