Philip Dawkins's The Gentleman Caller Announces Casting
Tony Speciale directs the first production of Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th anniversary main stage season.
Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of its 25th anniversary main stage season, the New York premiere of Philip Dawkins's The Gentleman Caller, running May 5-26 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, with opening night set for May 10.
Daniel K. Isaac (Billions) will play William Inge and Juan Francisco Villa (Oedipus El Rey) will play Tennessee Williams in the production, which will be directed by Abingdon Theatre Company artistic director Tony Speciale. The creative team will include Sara C. Walsh (scenic design), Hunter Kaczorowski (costume design), Zach Blane (lighting design), and Christian Frederickson (sound design, original music).
The Gentleman Caller is described as follows: "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."