The Gentleman Caller by Philip Dawkins

The Gentleman Caller by Philip Dawkins

03/28/2018 - 05/13/2018
8:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Gentleman Caller

Although now regarded as two of history’s finest American playwrights, in 1944, William Inge was a dissatisfied newspaper critic and Tennessee Williams was an “emerging” playwright yet to experience anything close to success. In St. Louis before the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie, Inge invites Williams to his garden apartment for an interview. The meeting sparks a relationship which radically alters the course of their lives as well as the American Theatre.

Raven has commissioned The Gentleman Caller by Chicago-based playwright Philip Dawkins for the company’s intimate 57-seat West Stage.  Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune has said Dawkins is “among the Chicago theater’s very brightest young writing talents.”  This new play will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle, who has directed plays by both Williams and Inge at Raven.  His production of Williams’s Vieux Carré was named by Chicago Tribune as one of the year’s best in 2014 and his 2016 staging of Inge’s A Loss of Roses earned 3-1/2 stars from the Tribune.  Both productions received multiple Jeff Award nominations.

The Gentleman Caller will run in Raven’s intimate 55-seat West Stage from March 28 thru May 13, 2018.

$46 general admission ($43 online)

$41 for seniors ($38 online)

$15 for students

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Raven’s website at or call 773-338-2177.

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