Obie-winning actress Jacqueline Brookes will star in I Never Sang for My Father in a revival playing New York City's Theatre 22 Jan. 2-13.
A Broadway hit in 1968, I Never Sang for My Father looks at the tenuous relationships between fathers and sons. When middle-aged Gene's wife suddenly dies, he finds himself faced with a choice — stay at home and care for his 80 year father, with whom he has never had a good relationship, or leave for California, where he might remarry and begin a new life. Gene Hackman and Melvyn Douglas starred in the Academy Award-nominated film adaptation.
Terese Hayden directs Brookes, as she did for Theatre 22's All Over by Edward Albee. A co-founder of the Equity Library Theatre and founder of Player's Guide, she has directed, produced and acted since the 1950's, appearing in Broadway's Joan of Lorraine, The Wedding Breakfast and the national tour of A Streetcar Named Desire.
A professional actress for fifty years, Brookes won an Obie for Six Characters in Search of an Author and also appeared in Buried Child, The House of Blue Leaves and Abelard and Heloise. Her film credits include "Ghost Story," "The Gambler" and "The Good Son."
Also in the cast are Jim Stevenson, Charles Cissel, Ron Bladell, Richard Lallo, Roberta MacIvor, Elizabeth Nafpakaitis, Jill Van Note and Roger Kovary. Tickets are $10. Theatre 22 is located at 54 West 22nd Street. For reservations, call (212) 472-1789.
— By Christine Ehren