Caitlin O’Connell (Mothers and Sons) will star alongside Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers), Darrie Lawrence (Tales From Red Vienna) and Margot White (The Farnsworth Invention) in the first New York revival of Frank Marcus’ The Killing of Sister George. Directed by Drew Barr, the off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement September 23 through November 1. Opening night is set for October 7 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.
In The Killing of Sister George, gin-swilling, cigar-chomping June Buckridge (O’Connell) plays the beloved Sister George on the popular BBC Radio drama, Applehurst. When it looks like BBC executives might kill off Sister George to raise ratings, June’s precarious personal world heads into a tailspin. The drama was first produced in England in 1964, with a cast that included Beryl Reid and Eileen Atkins. The production transferred to Broadway in 1965, garnering a Tony award for Reid and a nod for Atkins. The 1968 film adaptation starred Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne.
The Killing of Sister George will feature sets and costumes by Narelle Sissons, lights by Mary Louise Geiger, and sound and original music by Daniel Kluger.