Miss Lulu Bett Will Play WorkShop Theater in March

News   Miss Lulu Bett Will Play WorkShop Theater in March
The WorkShop Theater Company will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Zona Gale’s 1920 play Miss Lulu Bett for a limited engagement beginning March 18 Off-Off Broadway.

Kathleen Brant will direct the production that will run through April 3. The cast will feature Laurie Schroeder in the title role with Mary Ruth Baggott, Dan Patrick Brady, Kate Castaneda-La Mar, Anne Fizzard, Michael Gnat, Maya Jasinska, David Mead, Gerrianne Raphael and Ben Sumrall.

Miss Lulu Bett centers on a spinster who spends her life caring for her sister's demanding family. When her brother-in-law's brother Ninian comes to visit and asks her to marry him, it seems her life is about to change. A secret is revealed and Lulu must return home. But once she returns she makes a choice that changes her life forever.

Designing the production are Craig Napoliello (set design), Diana Duecker (lighting design) and Anna Gerdes (costume design).

Gale first wrote "Miss Lulu Bett" as a novel and the same year it was published, she adapted it for the stage. David Belasco presented the original stage production that premiered at Sing Sing prison on a portable stage prior to arriving on Broadway at the Belmont Theatre. The work was made into a silent film by William C. de Mille.

For tickets, priced $18, visit WorkshopTheater. The WorkShop Theater Company is located at 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan.

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