IN THE SUMMER HOUSE

by Jane Bowles
directed by Caitlin Lowans

October 16-26, 2014

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Waterfront Square, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA

In the Summer House explores ideas and issues—about the paths open to women and the relationship between mothers and daughters—that are as immediate and enthralling today as they were 60 years ago. Written just before the modern feminist revolution, the eight women and two men in the cast tell the story of the mysterious and powerful relationship between mothers and their daughters.

Tennessee Williams: In the Summer House is “a piece of dramatic literature that stands altogether alone, without antecedents and without descendants, unless they spring from the one and only Jane Bowles. It is not only the most original play I have ever read, I think it also is the oddest and funniest and one of the most touching. Its human perceptions are both profound and delicate; its dramatic poetry is both elusive and gripping. It is one of those very rare plays which are not tested by the theater but by which theater is tested.”

Claire Messud: “There is a reason that, in spite of her small oeuvre, generation after generation returns to her novel, her play and her stories. . . . For many of us her voice has felt as special, as intimate and cherished, as that of a close and beloved relation.”

Truman Capote: Jane Bowles is “a modern legend” and “one of the really original pure stylists”

The Cast

Christine Power, Gertrude
Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, Molly
Mauro Canepa, Mr. Solares
Melissa Nussbaum Freeman, Mrs. Lopez
Ainsleigh Caldicott, Frederica
Josephine Ho, Esperanza
Felix Teich, Lionel
Amelia Lumpkin, Vivian
Linda Goetz, Mrs. Constable
Becca A. Lewis, Inez

The Design/Production Team

Caitlin Lowans, Director
Marc S. Miller, Producer
Rick Dorff
, Set Designer & Props Master
Karen Pedersen
, Costume Designer
Ian King
, Lighting Designer
Brendan Doyle
, Sound Designer
Veronica Haakonsen
, Production Manager/Stage Manager
Elena Livak, Assistant Stage Manager

  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.