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The Gentleman Caller

Apr 5 - May 5, 2019

By Philip Dawkins

Regional Premiere

Two legends. One interview. Plenty of secrets.  Before becoming icons of American theatre, Tennessee Williams and William Inge were just two aspiring playwrights sharing a night together, shut away from the world’s judgment. As the liquor flows and confessions begin to spill out, these men reveal sides of themselves the public never saw, in all their vulnerabilities, flaws, and triumphs. 

 

By Philip Dawkins

Directed by Arturo Catricala

 

REVIEWS

 

"a beautiful play ... a stiff, intoxicating cocktail that knocks you flat on your back and leaves you there ... utter, tragic perfection" - Time Out Magazine 

 

"Tennessee Williams would certainly approve of this play" - BuzzNews

 

“Dawkins…is among the Chicago theater’s very brightest young writing talents " - Chicago Tribune


“...laser-sharp punchlines that are rooted in character specifics" - Twin Cities Pioneer Press 

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

 

Philip Dawkins is a Chicago playwright whose work has been produced internationally. His plays Miss Marx: or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living and Charm both won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work and he received Joseph Jefferson Nominations for New Work for The HomosexualsLe Switch (Regional Premieres at NCTC) and Failure: A Love Story. Dawkins is an Artistic Associate at About Face Theatre and Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens.

 

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is a Chicago playwright whose work has been produced internationally. His plays Miss Marx: or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living and Charm both won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work and he received Joseph Jefferson Nominations for New Work for The HomosexualsLe Switch (Regional Premieres at NCTC) and Failure: A Love Story. Dawkins is an Artistic Associate at About Face Theatre and Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens.
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