The Willow Cabin Theatre Company will present the New York premiere of The Sirens , a play by Darrah Cloud, the author of O Pioneers! and The Stick Wife . Mark Wade will direct. Performances begin Feb. 5, 1999 for a Feb. 11 opening and a run through Feb. 28.
Cloud's work hasn't been seen around New York since Manhattan Theatre Club presented The Stick Wife, her drama about the wives of Klansmen, nearly a decade ago. She is still perhaps best known for her stage adaptation of Willa Cather's O Pioneers! , which was filmed for "American Playhouse." Other plays include The House Across the Street and The Obscene Bird of Night.
The Sirens is about a group of women who are victims of physical and psychological abuse. It stars Vanessa Aspillaga, Cynthia Besteman, John Billeci, George Causil, Fiona Davis, Ken Forman, Larry Gleason, Robert Harte, Charmaine Lord, Lisa Renee Pitts, Kimberly Poppe, Jed Sexton and Joel Van Liew.
Willow Cabin is best known for bringing the trilogy of one-acts, Wilder Wilder Wilder, from Off-Off-Broadway to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre.
For information on The Sirens, call (212) 886-1889. -- By Robert Simonson