ReGroup Presents the NY Premiere of William Inge One-Acts 3/3-3/20
William Inge is one of the greatest America n playwrights, with an unprecedented run in the 1950's of Come Back, Little Sheba, Picnic (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Bus Stop and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Inge received the Screenplay Oscar in 1961 for the Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty starring film Splendor in the Grass. After a run of commercial Broadway flops and the novels Good Luck Miss Wyckoff and My Son is a Splendid Driver, Inge committed suicide in 1973.
The first of Inge's lost works, Off the Main Road, was presented at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2015 - a reworking of his Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre production Out on the Outskirts of Town. While these One-Acts have been seen in Inge's home state of Kansas, the ReGroup production marks their New York debut.
Performances begin March 3, 2016 at TBG Theatre, 312 W 36th St, 3rd Flr. Tickets are $35 and are currently available through smarttix.com Under the direction of Allie Mulholland, the cast includes Charles Black, Alex Carmine, Bridget Gabbe, Jenny Hoofnagle, Adrienne LaValley, John Lenartz, Jeff Riberdy, Chasen Schneider, Conrad Shaw, Wesli Spencer, and more.
As with their previous productions, any remaining seats will be available nightly, on the honor system, to those currently unemployed.
The ReGroup, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit, is in its 5th season which is focusing on the playwrights discovered by legendary agent Audrey Wood. Previous seasons have focused on the lost plays of the Group Theatre, including the critically acclaimed 1931- and The House of Connelly. In 5 years, they've produced over 30 free staged readings, and this year, their reading series, ReGroup Reads focuses on the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. They are also in the final stages of publishing The Lost Group Theatre Plays: Vol 4. Their previous volumes featured not only the first time in print versions of rare Group Theatre Plays including those of Robert Ardrey, Nellise Child, Paul Green, John Howard Lawson, Irwin Piscator, and Claire & Paul Sifton but essays by Daniel Ardrey, George Bartenieff, Margaret Bauer, Jeff Lawson, William Ivey Long, Judith Malina, Estelle Parsons, Wendy Smith, and Marsha Warren.