Mario Cantone, Eve Ensler, and Philip Dawkins Tapped for Abingdon Theatre Company Season

Off-Broadway News   Mario Cantone, Eve Ensler, and Philip Dawkins Tapped for Abingdon Theatre Company Season
The 25th anniversary lineup will see Cantone play a famous female impersonator.
Mario Cantone
Mario Cantone

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced the initial lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The 2017–2018 slate will feature two mainstage productions: Dave Solomon’s Margaret and Craig, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller and starring Mario Cantone, and the New York premiere of Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy, directed by Mark Rosenblatt.

Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler Brigitte Lacombe

The anniversary season will kick off in February 2018 with the world premiere of Margaret and Craig, a new play about a famous female impersonator played by Cantone. In the debut production, Cantone will bring to life the likes of Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and more. Performances will run through March 2018 at the GYM at Judson with further casting to be announced at a later date.

Abingdon’s second mainstage production, The Fruit Trilogy, is scheduled to begin in June at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The evening of three short plays by Tony winner Ensler will give voice to defiant, ordinary women. Casting will be announced at a later date.

The Off-Broadway theatre company’s season will also feature a musical theatre lab presentation of Kate Hamill and Carmel Dean’s new musical In the Mines (February 2018), and readings of new plays by Charm playwright Philip Dawkins, Tony Meneses, and Dominique Fishback.

Abingdon celebrates its anniversary with a special gala honoring two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth October 23.

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