The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts presents a staged reading of the Peccadillo Theater Company's production of The Ladies of the Corridor, a play by Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau, starring Marian Seldes and featuring David Greenspan. Directed by Dan Wackerman.
In March of 2003, The Peccadillo Theater Company presented the rarely seen play The Ladies of The Corridor to wide critical acclaim. Now the play is back, for one evening only, with all proceeds benefitting The
Peccadillo Theater Company.
The Ladies of the Corridor is a sharply funny and wryly sympathetic look behind the closed doors of New York City's Hotel Marlow. Following the
death of her husband, Lulu Ames moves into the hotel and immediately
embarks on a romance with a much younger man. Mildred Tynan, another
resident, walked out on an abusive husband and now finds herself alone with a sadistic stranger and on the brink of alcoholism. Grace Nichols lives
down the hall. She keeps her middle-aged son tied to her apron strings
with the threat of exposing a terrible secret. These women, along with
several other colorful characters, cross paths in the corridor of this
genteel establishment, where a skeleton is hung in every closet.