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The Gentleman Caller

Gentleman caller

Abingdon Theatre Company presents the New York premiere

The Gentleman Caller
By Philip Dawkins
Directed by Tony Speciale

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 premier of The Glass Menagerie. Inge, a dissatisfied newspaper critic, invites Williams to his St. Louis apartment fro an interview. This sexy, fraught rendezvous sparks a relationship, which radically alters the course of their lives and the American Theatre.

Approximately 2 hours with one ten-minute intermission