Gritty New York Drama Balm in Gilead at Gloria Maddox Theatre
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The last date listed for Balm in Gilead was Sunday November 7, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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“I cannot recommend it highly enough. The large cast and quality design create something that is truly special and unique to the New York theater scene. You won’t find something like it in such an intimate setting. Go see it.” —Theatre is Easy (theasy.com)
“T. Schreiber Studio’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead is superlative in every way. There’s not a richer or more rewarding work of theatre anywhere in town right now…” —nytheatre
“I’ve never seen anything like Balm in Gilead before, in which a large cast is so well orchestrated to create a fully living theatrical piece in front of me…Balm in Gilead is a symphony of sounds, characters, violence, sexuality, dialogues, monologues and life that has its own movements that fill the stage.” —Theatre is Easy (theasy.com)
“The company he’s [Director Peter Jensen] assembled is without peer on any stage in NYC right now; these 29 actors inhabit their roles viscerally.” —nytheatre
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Peter Jensen
Balm in Gilead_, Lanford Wilson’s first full-length play, captures the lives of the disenfranchised, the lost, and the derelicts who hang out at an all-night diner on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Joe and Darlene, two young people who desire better lives, are at the center of the maelstrom, caught in the crosshairs of the turbulent 1960s. Poetic and haunting_, Balm in Gilead_ resonates as strongly today as it did at its 1965 premiere at Ellen Stewart’s Café MaMa.