The Silver Cord, the popular 1926 play-turned-film by Gone with the Wind scribe Sidney Howard, begins performances June 5 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s. The first major New York revival stars Dale Carman (Dogfight, Room Service) in drag as evil matriarch Mrs. Phelps.
The Silver Cord centers on a domineering matriarch (Carman) who is pathologically close to her two adult sons. The revival also features Victoria Mack (The Good Wife, Venus in Fur), Thomas Matthew Kelley (How to Make It in America), Wilson Bridges (Death for Five Voices) and Caroline Kaplan (The Threepenny Opera).
The Silver Cord includes sets and lighting design by Harry Feiner and costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht.
The production, presented by the Peccadillo Theatre and directed by Dan Wackerman, officially opens June 11 and runs off-Broadway through July 14.