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Waverly Gallery, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Waverly Gallery, The

Kenneth Lonergan

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573627507

A wacky and heartrending look at the effect of senility on a family.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1990s, 1980s

Settings Of Play - Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side of Manhattan from 1989 to 1991.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Pulitzer, From Off-Broadway

FINALIST! 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
NOMINEE! 2000 Outer Critics' Circle John Gassner Award
Gladys, the elderly matriarch of the Green family, has run an art gallery in a small Greenwich Village hotel for many years. The management wants to replace her less than thriving gallery with a coffee shop. Always irascible but now increasingly erratic, Gladys is a cause of concern to her daughter, her son-in-law and her grandson, from whose point of view this poignant memory play is told. A wacky and heartrending look at the effect of senility on a family, The Waverly Gallery was a success at New York's Promenade Theatre, winning an Obie for legendary Eileen Heckart in the role of Gladys.


REVIEWS

"Deftly presents senility as an exaggerated state of the natural human condition...Deeply theatrical and often deeply funny." - The New York Times, Read More

"...terrific ear for dialogue and wonderfully naturalistic characters...this is one playwright we need to hear a lot more from." TheatreMania, Read More 


Check out these photos from Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of The Waverly Gallery in August 1999.


The Waverly Gallery premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival in August 1999 under the direction of Scott Ellis. 

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

GLADYS GREEN -  A former lawyer and Greenwich Village activist, runs a small art gallery, 80s
ELLEN FINE - Her daughter, a psychiatrist, 50s
DANIEL REED - Ellen's son, a speechwriter, 20s
HOWARD FINE - Ellen's husband, Daniel's step-father, a psychiatrist, 50s
DON BOWMAN - A Painter and waiter from Lynn, Massachusetts, 30s
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan's productions in New York include The Starry Messenger (New Group), Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons, John Houseman Theatre, Drama Desk Best Play Nominee, Outer Critics Circle Best Play and John Gassner Playwriting Nominee, included in the 2000-2001 Best Plays Annual), The Waverly Gallery (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Promenade; 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist), and This Is Our ... view full profile

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