Tickets are now available to see Caitlin O’Connell, Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence and Margot White 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.
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.
Opening night is set for October 7 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.