A LOSS OF ROSES to Close Off-Broadway This Saturday
A LOSS OF ROSES is concluding its limited Off-Broadway engagement tomorrow evening, June 7th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Presented by The Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, the first NY revival of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES opened May 12th, 2014.
Featured in the cast of A LOSS OF ROSES are Deborah Hedwall (Equus, The Heidi Chronicles, Extremities), Patricia Hodges (Six Degrees of Separation, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Normal Heart), Ben Kahre (The Commons of Pensacola, Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone), Jean Lichty (Mentors, Muses & Monsters; Letting Billy; The Girl's Last Big Mistake), Gregory Perri (Some People), Jonathan Stewart ("White Collar," Perfect Crime), Fina Strazza (The Sound of Music, Once on This Island), Kristen Sweeney (Legally Blonde, Annie), and Marty Thomas (Wicked, The Secret Garden, Xanadu). A LOSS OF ROSES is directed by Dan Wackerman.
From William Inge, the most successful American playwright of the 1950's, comes this poignant story of a young man's struggle for independence and an older woman's search for connection. Set against the backdrop of a small midwestern town in the 1930's, their unconventional romance is filled with the promise of new beginnings as well as the possibility of scandal and rejection. The bittersweet romance about the loss of innocence garnered 22-year-old Warren Beatty a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor in the 1959 Broadway production. The original cast also included Betty Field, Carol Haney, Michael J. Pollard, and Robert Webber.
William Inge is also the author of the classic plays Picnic, Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, and Come Back Little Sheba. Inge won the Academy Award for his original screenplay for Splendor in the Grass, starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty and directed by Elia Kazan.
Scenic & lighting design for A LOSS OF ROSES are by Harry Feiner, with video design by Mr. Feiner and Ido Levran, costume design by Marianne Custer, sound design by Dave Thomas, and wig design by Paul Huntley.
Founded in 1994, Peccadillo is devoted to the "lost classics" of the American theater - plays of obvious literary and theatrical merit which, for whatever reason, have fallen off the radar. With this production and in its 20th Anniversary season, Peccadillo continues its mission of rediscovery.
In recent years, Peccadillo has broadened its mission to include original plays and musicals that touch upon the history of the American theater. Such was the case with Jeffrey Hatcher's Ten Chimneys, a delightful comedy about the highly theatrical marriage of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, as well as Zero Hour, Jim Brochu's one-man show about the actor/comedian, Zero Mostel.
The final two performances of A LOSS OF ROSES are tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 and are available through www.thepeccadillo.com or by calling (212) 352-3101.