By Adam Hetrick
18 Apr 2012
The April 18 staging is presented in special arrangement with Manhattan Theatre Club. Wilson (Dividing the Estate, The Best Man) directs the 7:30 PM performance.
The play about a woman who goes into hiding with her daughter was adapted into a 1964 television broadcast during "Bob Hope's Chrysler Theater." The play was titled Out on the Outskirts of Town and starred Anne Bancroft and Jack Warden. The unproduced stage version was discovered after Inge's passing.
Jefferies (A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler) portrays Mrs. Faye Garrit, with Lowrance (Dividing the Estate) as her daughter. The cast also includes Robert Clohessy (12 Angry Men, Pal Joey), Barbara Dana (Where's Daddy?), Cynthia Hyer, Joseph Gomez, Asa Walker, Dean Hayse and Jonathan Clothier.
William Inge's plays also include Picnic, Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Come Back Little Sheba. Read more about the Broadway career of Pulitzer Prize winner Inge in the Playbill Vault, the internet's most comprehensive database of Broadway information.
Held in Independence, KS, at Inge's alma mater, Independence Community College, the Inge Theatre Festival annually honors a writer, or writing team, with the Inge Festival Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award. The Inge festival, which runs April 18-21, will also honor Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang.