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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.
"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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Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Sophie Treadwell