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Permanent Visitor is a two-month festival of plays written by and about the late Dawn Powell, the 20th-century American novelist and playwright. Featured plays: Jig Saw, January 18-February 3 Powell's 1934 comedy set in a Manhattan penthouse where a hard-drinking socialite and her daughter, prim and fresh from finishing school, engage in a battle of wits and wills for the affections of the mother's new boyfriend. An Artist's Life and Other Cautionary Tales About the Theatre, January 19-29 Three short plays by Kira Obolensky, adapted from three Powell stories, offers a glimpse at a life in the theater that most decidedly does not glitter. As We Were Saying (Or Were We?), February 2-12 The world premiere of a new play by Laura Strausfeld in which a young Herald Tribune reporter becomes swept up by her subject -- the ever-adroit, ever-drinking Dawn Powell -- as she holds forth on her own life and the personal fictions that underpin all love and loss. Women at Four O'Clock, February 14-March 3 World premiere of a previously unproduced play by Powell about a young woman whose attempts to change her dreary life lead to despair in the boozy, jazzy, fast-paced demi-monde of Roaring 20's New York. Straight Up...And With a Twist, February 16-March 9 World premiere of an evening of short plays adapted from Powell short stories by members of New Georges.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:78th Street Theatre Lab, Off-Off-Broadway