Although Neil Simon wrote The Gingerbread Lady in 1970, many of its themes – dysfunctional relationships, co-dependency, alcoholism, unemployment, and the fear of growing older – will resonate with today’s audiences. All of these topics are fully explored during the dramedy now playing at Chapel Street Players.
When Brick, Maggie the Cat, Big Daddy and Big Mama come to town, it’s always a cause for celebration. Theatregoers know they’re in for an evening of epic family squabbling and steamy sexuality delivered in Tennessee Williams’ singular combination of Southern-inflected poetry and vulgarity. It’s therefore fortunate that the Chapel Street Players are giving us a look at Williams’ 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—it may or may not be Williams’ best work,
Pulling off a Tennessee Williams play about southern social mores in the 1950s wasn’t easy in the 1950s, but doing it in 2011, on the 56th anniversary of the play’s first production, is quite a feat.
Jamie Cunningham is most ambitious in trying to portray a culture not his own with its intricate balance of family power,
The Chapel Street Players in Newark, Delaware took on the challenge of presenting the area premiere of David Lindsay–Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE. The show, which received a film adaptation in 2010, follows a married couple and their family as they grapple with the tragic loss of their four-year-old son.