Tony Award-winning director John Rando (Urinetown) directs the two-hander that began performances Jan. 29 and continues through Feb. 28 on the Neuhaus Stage. De Guzman (Guys and Dolls, West Side Story) stars in the title role opposite Alley veteran Black (Our Town, The Farnsworth Invention).
Miss Mannerly, according to press notes, "conjures up the world of a seven-year-old studying manners from the title character. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her 36 years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. But when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey is determined to be the first. This unique comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and real selves that lie inside."
The Alley production has scenic and lighting design by Kevin Rigdon, costume design by Blaire Gulledge and sound design by Tim Thompson. Lauren Halvorsen is the dramaturg.
Hatcher is the playwright of Tuesdays with Morrie and has penned adaptations of The Servant of Two Masters, The Turn of the Screw and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as the books to the musicals Ella and Never Gonna Dance.
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The Alley Theatre is located at 615 Texas Avenue in Houston, TX.