William Inge's WHERE DADDY? Set for ReGroup Reads, 6/15

By: Jun. 09, 2015
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Next in ReGroup Reads Series: The Great American Playwrights is William Inge. Join us for Inge at his most unhinged and uninhibited.

"Everyone today is trying to find himself. Why? What for? Where is everyone hiding? - The girls wear their hair like witches. You're all trying to look like vampires. You all go around looking like sexy rejects from a poor farm."

The last original full length play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright William Inge returns to NY after its brief 1966 Broadway run! While maintaining Inge's potent subtext, this is Inge as you've never heard him before - caustic, witty and hilarious!

The reading is on a 'pay what you can' basis. (Can't pay - come anyway!)

Monday June 15th @ 7 PM

The Workshop Theater
312 W 36th St, 4th Flr

To RSVP, please email rsvp@regrouptheatre.org

Critic Richard Watts, Jr. wrote of the Broadway production, "Although Mr. Inge is fair and sympathetic to both sides, it would seem that he inclines slightly to the cause of the older generation. This, however, is one of the deftest touches in his treatment of the subject. For maturity, as it may be described at least technically, is represented by two unlikely prospects, a foolish, innocent and bewildered mother and a matronly bachelor unhampered by any illusions of masculinity. Yet how likeable both of them turn out to be! They are confronted by quite a problem, too. A boy, who happens to have been adopted by the bachelor, and a girl, who is the unworldly lady's daughter, have got themselves married and are about to have a child, and the thought alarms the young pair. The boy wants his freedom and the girl wants to prove her independence by giving it to him, and they have agreed to send the baby to an institution for adoption when it arrives. And it arrives unexpectedly, and amid great alarm...Mr. Inge is sharp and witty. Instead of getting in the way of the seriousness of his point of view, the humor emphasizes it...The foolishness of the girl's naïve mother is made honestly moving, the sentimental reconciliation of the boy and girl is believably touching, and the scenes of the peculiar bachelors are downright hilarious."

Featuring Tish Brandt, Bridget Gabbe, Tim Gilliss, John Lenartz, Wesli Spencer, & Kyle Strickenberger. Staged by Allie Mulholland.