Garry


1954. New York. An unemployed man is lured from a bar to the hotel room of a "prominent citizen" with the promise of a job. A sexual assault is attempted which has devasting consequences for newlyweds Wilma and Garry.
Garry at White Bear Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: White Bear Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 4 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 22 June 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Sophie Treadwell wrote more plays than Shakespeare and had a World-Wide hit with the oft-revived and multi-award winning "Machinal."


It appears on most lists of the greatest plays ever written.


And yet only one of her scripts has ever been published and the vast majority of them remain unperformed.


Now, exactly 65 years after she wrote it, "Garry" can at last be seen.


Synopsis


"I do not wish women to have power over men, but of themselves."


1954. New York.


An unemployed man is lured from a bar to the hotel room of a "prominent citizen" with the promise of a job.


A sexual assault is attempted which has devasting consequences for newlyweds Wilma and Garry.


When a reporter turns up looking for a scoop, events build to a shattering conclusion.


Treadwell unashamedly tackles themes of prostitution, homosexuality, sadomasochistic sex, and the role of women in the 1950's.


Her punchy dialogue retains the power to shock and her pioneering creation of strong and dominant female characters earned her the title of "Broadway's Bravest Woman."


This tense psychological thriller is directed by Graham Watts whose Offie nominated World Premiere of Margaret Cavendish's "The Unnatural Tragedy" (1662) received 5-star reviews at The White Bear in 2018.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
138 Kennington Park Road
London SE11 4DJ

Box office tel: 0333 012 4963

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 4 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 22 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm (9th & 16th)

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: Sophie Treadwell

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