Naked Emotions: Married Couple Play Frankie & Johnny at Delaware Theatre Co., Sept. 17-Oct. 5

News   Naked Emotions: Married Couple Play Frankie & Johnny at Delaware Theatre Co., Sept. 17-Oct. 5
 
Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington launches its 2003-04 season with Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, the tale of working-class lovers connecting — or trying — one night.

The DTC production features married acting couple Greg Wood and Susan Riley Stevens, Philadelphia-based actors, as a short-order cook and a bruised waitress, respectively. Performances play DTC Sept. 17-Oct. 5. The 2002-03 Broadway season saw the Broadway debut of the hit Off-Broadway play.

Fontaine Syer, DTC artistic director, stages the production.

Susan Riley Stevens appeared at Asolo Theatre in Florida in The Corn is Green, The Philadelphia Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I Hate Hamlet, The Voysey Inheritance and Sockdology. She played Kari in The Pavilion at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Other regional credits include A Delicate Balance, People's Light and Theatre Company; Closer and Three Days of Rain at the Arden Theatre Company; All's Well That Ends Well, Dallas Theatre Center; The Beaux Stratagem, Yale Rep; Nora, Portland Stage Company; Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, Hudson Valley Shakespeare; and Much Ado About Nothing, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.

Greg Wood won the 1997 Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actor in a play for his portrayal of Biff Loman in the Arden Theatre's Death of a Salesman. Wood's other Arden credits include The Grapes of Wrath, Hedda Gabler (1998 Barrymore Award nomination), Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Man and Superman and The Brothers K. His film appearances include "The Sixth Sense" with Bruce Willis.

The upcoming Delaware Theatre Company season, the troupe's 25th, also includes Steven's Dietz's adaptation, Dracula; Two Pianos, Four Hands,the coming-of-age play with music about two men looking back at their piano lessons; director-playwright Tazewell Thompson's play-with-music Constant Star, about anti-lynching heroine Ida B. Wells; Joan Holden's Nickel & Dimed, tales from the world of those earning a minimum wage in America (based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich and co-produced with Philadelphia Theatre Company); and Lanford Wilson's two-hander, Talley's Folly. For information about Delaware Theatre Company visit www.delawaretheatre.com.

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