Full Length Play
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
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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.
"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.