Thursday, July 25, 2013

Natural Affection

There is the next play Kathryn will join. I really need to be on Sep/Oct in New York.. So much would be possible...

'Natural Affection' will open September 26 at off-Broadway's Beckett Theatre.

Stage and screen stars Kathryn Erbe and John Pankow will headline the new revival of William Inge’s Natural Affection beginning September 17 at off-Broadway’s Beckett Theatre. Directed by Jenn Thompson, the production is scheduled to open on September 26 and play a limited engagement through October 26.

Inge’s rarely produced play tells the story of a troubled young man who, abandoned early in life by his single mother (Erbe), returns from reform school to find her now living with a lover. As the tension between them mounts, their fight for forgiveness and connection gives way to desperation, setting this insecure family on a collision course of reckless, heartbreaking and almost inevitable violence. The production marks the play’s first New York City revival since opening on Broadway in 1963. 

Natural Affection, a powerful drama on the theme of fragmented families and random violence, had its Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre on January 31, 1963. Its opening coincided with the New York newspaper strike and it ran for a total of 36 performances to March 2, 1963. As with Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, the inspiration for Natural Affection came from a newspaper account of a seemingly meaningless and unmotivated crime. Directed by Tony Richardson, the cast included Kim Stanley, Harry Guardino and Tom Bosley. The play has not been seen in New York since its 1963 debut.

Natural Affection will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $58.00 and are available by visiting or calling (212) 239-6200. Tickets are also available at the Theatre Row box office (410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.

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  1. What a lovely pic of Kathryn.

    1. Isn't it!!! I guess she made it for her late theater work (as set card maybe). I saw the same pic with another crop used my Lincoln Theater you can find here:

  2. When are you coming to NYC? It would be so cool if we could meet up and see Kathryn's play together. I would love to meet you and I know Kathryn would, too. :)

    1. I'll be in NYC from Sep. 25 to Oct. 7.

      Yes, let's try to go together to the theater. I haven't organize any tickets yet.