Last Chance to catch Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 mounting of Lyle Kessler's drama, Orphans. John Lumia, David Disbrow and Tom McCarthy star as Treat, Phillip and Harold (respectively) in the show, which started previews Mar. 2, opened Mar. 3 and ends its scheduled run Mar. 14.
William Roudebush directs this tale of two Philadelphia brothers who kidnap a rich man, only to have him turn the tables on them.
The Maids opened the Walnut Studio on 3 season, Jan. 5-17, followed by Portrait of a Nude. Next up, Will Stutts will direct his own play, Oscar Wilde's Lover, March 30-April 11. This world premiere production tells of playwright Wilde's relationship with his lover Lord Alfred Douglas, which led to Wilde's destruction and -- possibly -- his immortality. The tale was told twice in New York last season, on Broadway in The Judas Kiss and Off-Broadway in Gross Indecency.
The Studio's season will close with Hare's Skylight, April 27-May 9, 1999. This drama explores the relationship of a businessman and his mistress who meet again three years after they've parted. No director has yet been announced. For tickets and information, call (215) 574-3550, ext. 4.
-- By Christine Ehren and David Lefkowitz