White Horse Theater to Present Immersive Tennessee Williams Play at the Players Club
In February, the White Horse Theater Company, which has produced several rarely seen Williams plays such as A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel and I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, will present a unique & immersive production of the Tennessee Williams dark comedy A Cavalier for Milady at the historic Players Club at Gramercy Park (16 Gramercy Park South) with performances on February 7 at 8pm, February 8 at 8pm and February 9 at 7pm and 9:30pm. The 2/7 show will be followed by a WHTC 15th Anniversary Celebration with a live jazz performance and the 2/8 show will be followed by a moderated talk-back with renowned Tennessee Williams scholar Dr. Annette J. Saddik.
This special site-specific production will be presented in the Great Hall at The Players Club. Tickets are $25 ($50 for the 2/7 show with after-party) and can be purchased on www.smarttix.com (212-868-4444). Dress Code is Business Casual and advance tickets are recommended.
A Cavalier for Milady, a grotesque comedic portrait of society and "madness"-features a young woman dressed as a child who is kept house-bound with a tyrannical babysitter. While her Mother and friend Mrs. Aid are out for a night on the town with male escorts, the repressed "Nance" fantasizes about making love to a statue in the hall, which resembles Vaslav Nijinsky. One of Williams' little-known later works, A Cavalier for Milady premiered in 2011 at Cock Tavern Theatre in London and has yet to receive a major U.S. production.
The production will be directed by White Horse Producing Artistic Director Cyndy A. Marion & the cast will feature *Devon Caraway, Debra Lord Cooke, *Mary Goggin, *Linda S. Nelson and Alexander Reed (* appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association/ Equity Approved Showcase).
The rest of the creative team is: Lighting (Debra Leigh Siegel), Dance Choreography (Kathryn E. Cashin), Costumes (Derek Nye Lockwood), Production Stage Manager (Benjamin A. Vigil), Incidental Music (Joe Gianono), Assistant Stage Manager (Jen Wiener), Sound Design (Andy Evan Cohen), Associate Director (Vanessa R. Bombardieri), Dialect Coach (Julie Foh), Fight Choreographer (Michael G. Chin), Co-Producers (Blacks on Wall Street, Inc. and James Michael Hughes).
A Cavalier for Milady is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. This program has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field and with funding provided by WHTC Sponsors. For more information, please visit www.whitehorsetheater.com