By Michael Gioia
10 Sep 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Here's how the work is described: "Mamie Gayle Monroe, an ace waitress at a Tallahassee diner is also a long time stage actress who over the years has continued to maintain her dream of being in the movies. One day, tired of men patting her behind and taking orders for 'gaggy' fried egg sandwiches, she needs little more impetus to quit her job than her boss telling her that she's too old for Hollywood. Deciding that it's either now or never, she throws a few clothes and some acting awards into a suitcase and boards a Greyhound bus. Poor but determined, she arrives in Hollywood, finds an agent and goes on audition after audition for films but always receives the same response from casting directors, 'We love you, but no!' Finally dropped by her agent, living out of her car, and told by her pro bono therapist that she suffers from the inability to lose hope, Mamie's luck changes dramatically when she attends an open call for a film with an unnamed star who turns out to be none other than Brad Pitt."
White has been seen in 'night, Mother at Seattle Rep, I Ought To Be In Pictures at Barter Theatre in Virginia, A Christmas Carol and Death of A Salesman at Actors Theater of Louisville and Steel Magnolias at the Odyssey in Los Angeles, among others.
Director Pendleton was nominated for a Tony Award in 1981 for his direction of The Little Foxes. He received a Drama Desk for his performance in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac as well as a Special Award in 2007. His other Broadway credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel, Spoils of War, Doubles and John Gabriel Borkman, among others.
The Kraine Theater is located at 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). For more information and tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit SmartTix.com.