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Come Back, Little Sheba / Transport Group @ the Gym at Judson

The company that brought you the OBIE-award winning revival of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, returns to William Inge, presenting two of his greatest plays in rotating repertory: Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba. These plays in rotating repertory offer audiences a rare opportunity to experience back-to-back masterpieces that expose what Elia Kazan termed the “quiet terror” of Inge’s world.

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA: In an old and cluttered house in the middle west in their middle age, a couple lives one day to the next: Lola, breathless with fear of silence and solitude, and Doc a recovering alcoholic. Into their tired lives comes Marie, their boarder, so flush with the riches of her youth that they can no longer deny how they spent their own. Their fragile acceptance of their own stifling reality is suddenly and brutally tested as Inge mercilessly exposes the pain and regret of the past that can be unmasked by the mere presence of youth and possibility of the future. Inge’s famous play Come Back, Little Sheba, explores the endless and inevitable disappointments of the ever-seductive American promise through sex, joy, doubt, addiction, and rage.

Production credits for Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory: Directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III; scenic design by Dane Laffrey; costume design by Asta Hostetter; lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy. The production features an original score by five-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa.


John Cariani as Service Men
Hannah Elless as Marie
David Greenspan as Elmo
Joseph Kolinski as Doc
Heather Mac Rae as Lola
David T. Patterson asTurk
Jennifer Piech as Mrs. Coffman
Jay Russell as Ed
Rowan Vickers as Bruce

Cover: Heather Mac Rae


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