After enjoying a Oct. 5-21 run at Theatre for the New City in lower Manhattan, the Lady Cavaliers first production of Peter Hilton's Gloria are thirsting for more. At what they are calling a "backers' audition," the Lady Cavaliers will entertain trade and industry people in the hopes to take the show Off-Broadway, Playbill On-Line has learned. The event will showcase about 45 minutes of selections from the show and take place over three days, March 5-7 at the Westbeth Theatre Center. In this all-female swashbuckling new tale in verse, a young princess journeys to find the truth take her on a voyage of fantasy complete with rebellious prostitutes, magical trees, heroic nuns, and a thwarting beast.
The Lady Cavaliers was created by Carrie Brewer when, as she says in a statement, she "saw how many women in New York City have extraordinary stage combat skills and rarely get a chance to use them." For Gloria they put out a call for "female actors who fight" and cast the show with actresses that handled rapiers, daggers, and quarterstaves to candlesticks and kangaroo hide bullwhips.
For more information on the event, call (212) 726-8301. For the Lady Cavaliers website, log on to www.ladycavaliers.com.
— by Ernio Hernandez