The Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, FL, opens its four-presentation Performing Arts Series with Bronte, a one-woman show by William Luce, directed by Charles Nelson Reilly and starring Helen Wilson, with 2 performances Jan. 20 at 2 and 8 PM .
Bronte is based on the 19th century British author's writings, and follows Charlotte Bronte through the death of her sister, to her lonely success as a writer and "old maid."
Wilson currently stars in Caldwell's production of Frank Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Subject Was Roses, through Feb. 9, also directed by Reilly. Reilly directed Julie Harris in the original stage version of Bronte, which premiered at the Marines Memorial Theatre in 1988 in San Francisco.
Wilson has starred in many theatrical productions in Los Angeles, where she has a won a Robbie Award, the Jack Nicholson Award, the Hugh Brian Award, and L.A. Drama-Logue awards for a myriad of productions.
Caldwell's Performing Arts Series continues Mar. 3, with a 90-minutes of sketch comedy by South Florida's foremost improvisation comedy troupe, Gerald Owens' Laughing Gas. The April 7 slot is still to be announced, and on May 12, Caldwell's award-winning director Kenneth Kay performs in Conrad Bromberg's one-man play Doctor Galley. The play follows a visiting psychiatrist, who reveals his complicity in the destruction of his family and his professional honor. Tickets are $15. All four events are $40. For tickets, or more information about Caldwell Theatre Company, please refer to the regional listing on Playbill On-Line.
--By Blair Glaser