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Photos: Abingdon Stages THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Off-Broadway

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) launches its 25th Anniversary main stage season with The Gentleman Caller, the New York premiere production of a new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals). Directed by Tony Speciale (Unnatural Acts,The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey), the limited engagement runs through May 26 at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC) in Greenwich Village. The official opening night is May 10 at 7PM.Performances are Mondays at 7PM, Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 3PM. There is an additional 3PM matinee on Wednesday, May 9. Tickets are $65 and available at abingdontheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Premium seating is available. For more information about The Gentleman Caller, season subscriptions and group bookings visit abingdontheatre.org or call 212-868-2055.

The Gentleman Callerfeatures Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime's "Billions") as William Inge and Juan Francisco Villa (Oedipus El Rey) as Tennessee Williams. 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.

The Gentleman Callerfeatures a scenic design by Sara C. Walsh (Queen of the Night), costume design byHunter Kaczorowski (The Dork Knight), lighting design by Zach Blane (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many), and sound design and original music by Christian Frederickson (Antigone, Trojan Women).

Photo Credit: Maria Baranova


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