The Killing of Sister George, With Kathleen Turner, Aiming for Off-Broadway in 2013

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A revised production of Frank Marcus' 1964 comedy The Killing of Sister George, directed by and starring Kathleen Turner, is eyeing an Off-Broadway run, according to an Equity casting notice.

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays With Morrie, Never Gonna Dance) penned the new adaptation, which will debut at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, Nov. 28-Dec. 23.

An Equity casting notice states that a winter 2013 Off-Broadway run is anticipated and that all actors used in the Long Wharf production will repeat their work in New York.

Here's how the play is billed: "By day June Buckridge (Turner) plays Sister George tending to the sick and poor on the radio hit 'Applehurst.' By night, she chews on cigars, swills gin and lets nothing and no one stand in her way, including her long suffering 'secretary' Childie. When 'Applehurst's ratings plummet, Sister George is shuffled meekly off to the Great Beyond. June refuses to go quietly from her starring perch, however, in this bawdy and witty comedy."

The Killing of Sister George premiered in London in 1964. The 1966 Broadway production featured Beryl Reid as Buckridge. She earned a Tony Award for her performance. Reid repeated her work in the 1968 film, which includes racy content that earned the work an X rating.

For tickets visit LongWharf.org. The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.

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