Hourglass Group presents the premiere production of the stage adaptation of Ann Bannon's 1950's and 60's lesbian pulp novels at The Fourth Street Theatre.
Previews begin Sept. 27 toward an Oct. 1 opening. The show runs through Oct. 20.
Penned by Ryan (25 Questions for a Jewish Mother) and Chapman (Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving), the pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village-set work "follows the lives and loves of Laura, Beth and Beebo as they navigate uncharted territories of desire," according to an announcement. Former secret lovers in college, Laura and Beth went on to completely disparate lives — one got married and had children, the other moved to New York. "Both pine for each other, but before they can reunite, they find themselves entangled in the web of Beebo Brinker, a butch denizen of the bars with a soft spot for young lesbians fresh off the bus."
Silverman (Well) will direct a cast that includes David Greenspan (Some Men), Carolyn Baeumler (Trouble in Paradise), Autumn Dornfeld (The Graduate), Marin Ireland (The Ruby Sunrise) and Anna Foss Wilson (Anon).
The design team features Rachel Hauck (set), Theresa Squire (costumes), Nicole Pearce (lights), Jill BC DuBoff (sound) and Tessa Dunning (props). Author Bannon will participate in an audience talk-back following the Sept. 30 performance at 5 PM. Scholar and author Kurt Brokaw moderates.
Tickets to The Beebo Brinker Chronicles at The Fourth Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave.), are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at beebobrinker.com.