The half-hour NY1 theatre show airs this weekend starting July 28 at 9:30 AM (ET). Check local listings for subsequent airings.
Colin, a Roundabout Theatre Company veteran of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Speaking in Tongues, returns to the company with her current role (starring opposite Harriet Harris of Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Man Who Came to Dinner). Other credits include Jackie, Defiance, Psychopathia Sexualis and Aristocrats.
Michael Wilson (Enchanted April) directs the Roundabout Theatre Company presentation, which began previews June 1 and opened June 28 at the American Airlines Theatre. The show plays a limited engagement through August 19.
Old Acquaintance is billed as a "drawing-room comedy about two childhood friends who have grown into very different adults. Though they are both successful authors, independent Katharine 'Kit' Markham (Colin) carries on an affair with a younger man while divorcee Mildred 'Millie' Drake (Harris) refuses to loosen the apron-strings on her teenage daughter, Deidre (Davis)."
Stephen Bogardus (Man of La Mancha, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Falsettos) and Diane Davis (Regrets Only, Festen) are also featured in a cast that includes Corey Stoll (Henry IV, Intimate Apparel), Cynthia Darlow (Taller Than a Dwarf, Hank Williams: Lost Highway) and Gordana Rashovich (Conversations with My Father, A Shayna Maidel). The Van Druten comedy first premiered on Broadway in 1940 at the Morosco Theatre, starring Jane Cowl and Peggy Wood. The work was then adapted for the screen in 1943 with Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins starring.
British playwright and director Van Druten penned the original plays I Am a Camera (the basis for the musical Cabaret) and I Remember Mama. Other works include I've Got Sixpence; Bell, Book and Candle; Make Way for Lucia; The Mermaids Singing; The Voice of the Turtle; and Solitaire, among others. He directed the original Broadway run of The King and I.
Tickets to Old Acquaintance are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, visiting the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd St.) or online at roundabouttheatre.org.