The Gentleman Caller 02/14–03/01Buy Tickets
FERNDALE—This Valentine’s Day, Slipstream Theatre Initiative dissects the complex relationship between the innate human need for both love and language with The Gentleman Caller by Philip Dawkins, runing February 14 through March 1, Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at slipstreamti.com, or by emailing SlipstreamTI@SlipstreamTI.com. You can also use Venmo for your ticket purchase: include your email address, name, and date of desired performance in the comment (@Slipstream-Theatre).
Philip Dawkins’ two-act memory play brings us into the early life of Tennessee Williams; this time on the brink of his Glass Menagerie success, as he sits down for an interview with then-reporter-not-yet-playwright, William Inge. Though brief, illicit, and volatile, their relationship finds moments of truth, hope, and incomparable beauty. Despite their immediate and intense connection, their own respective limitations and the legitimate danger of their forbidden feelings in 1940s America make their relationship a particularly complicated, frenzied, and at times, violent one.
The cast features Bailey Boudreau as the vivacious, passionate Tennessee Williams (once again) and Brenton Herwat as the inspired yet repressed William Inge. The show is directed by Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, making her directorial debut at Slipstream. Mandy Logsdon stage manages. Costumes are designed by Boudreau, with technical design and execution by Maggie Gilkes and Mike Suchyta. Promotional photography by Jan Cartwright Photography with graphic design by Esbee Creative.