Joe DiPietro’s The Second Mrs. Wilson Completes George Street Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
George Street Playhouse has announced that The Second Mrs. Wilson by Joe DiPietro (Living on Love) will complete its upcoming 2015-16 season. The new play will occupy the previously to-be-announced slot. The Second Mrs. Wilson will run November 10-29, taking the slot previously occupied by My Name Is Asher Lev, while Aaron Posner’s adaptation of the Chaim Potok novel will instead end George Street’s 2015-16 season, running April 12-May 1.
DiPietro’s new play is the story of the woman who many believed served as the first female president. In the story, "It is April 1915. President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Galt, who very quickly becomes important – and influential – to her husband. With the first World War looming, the president falls ill, and it is left to Edith to outsmart the men of Washington who would derail her beloved husband’s dream of world peace and the League of Nations."
The production originated at Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut. Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, will helm the production, which will play George Street in advance of an anticipated New York run in 2016. Casting will be announced at a later date.
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