Groundbreaking, "X-Rated" Drama Killing of Sister George Opens Off-Broadway Tonight | Playbill

News Groundbreaking, "X-Rated" Drama Killing of Sister George Opens Off-Broadway Tonight TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents the groundbreaking drama The Killing of Sister George, which explores sexual identity, power and politics in a changing world, officially opening Oct. 7 following previews that began Sept. 23.

Cynthia Harris
Cynthia Harris

Directed by TACT company member Drew Barr, the production, which marks the first New York revival of the play in 30 years, continues through Nov. 1 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.

The cast includes TACT co-artistic director emeritus Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, The Cocktail Party), TACT company member Margot White (The Farnsworth Invention, Romersholm) and guest artists Caitlin O’Connell (Mothers and Sons, 33 Variations) and Dana Smith-Croll (You Can't Take It With You). 

"In The Killing of Sister George, gin-swilling, cigar-chomping June Buckridge plays the beloved Sister George on the popular BBC Radio drama, Applehurst," press notes state. "When it looks like BBC executives might kill off Sister George to raise ratings, June’s precarious personal world heads into a tailspin."

The creative team comprises Narelle Sissons (sets and costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights) and Daniel Kluger (sound and original music). Jeff Meyers is production stage manager, and Kelly Burns is assistant stage manager.

Considered groundbreaking when it first premiered in 1964, The Killing of Sister George won the Evening Standard Best Play Award for 1965. It opened on Broadway in 1966 and was adapted for the screen in 1968. The film received the newly created "X" rating, which limited its screening ability.

Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Call (212) 645-8228 or visit for more information.

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