Miss Lulu Bett Begins New York Run March 18

News   Miss Lulu Bett Begins New York Run March 18
 
The WorkShop Theater Company production of Pulitzer Prize winner Zona Gale’s 1920 play Miss Lulu Bett begins its limited New York engagement Off-Off Broadway March 18.
Laurie Schroeder
Laurie Schroeder

Kathleen Brant directs the production that will run through April 3. The cast includes Laurie Schroeder in the title role with Mary Ruth Baggott, Dan Patrick Brady, Kate Castaneda-La Mar, Anne Fizzard, Michael Gnat, Maya Jasinska, David Mead, Gerrianne Raphael and Ben Sumrall. Miss Lulu Bett centers on a spinster who spends her life caring for her sister's demanding family. When her brother-in-law's brother Ninian comes to visit and asks her to marry him, it seems her life is about to change. A secret is revealed and Lulu must return home. But once she returns she makes a choice that changes her life forever.

Designing the production are Craig Napoliello (set design), Diana Duecker (lighting design) and Anna Gerdes (costume design).

Gale first wrote "Miss Lulu Bett" as a novel and the same year it was published, she adapted it for the stage. David Belasco presented the original stage production that premiered at Sing Sing prison on a portable stage prior to arriving on Broadway at the Belmont Theatre. The work was made into a silent film by William C. de Mille.

For tickets, priced $18, visit WorkshopTheater. The WorkShop Theater Company is located at 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan.

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