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A Woman of the World Opens at 59E59

Kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis in the World Premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s A Woman of the World”

October 30, 2019: Kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis Todd, Emily Dickenson’s posthumous editor, in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman insightful take on the spirited Mabel, an inspired conversationalist, who invited scandal. 

Kathleen Chalfant

Kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis in the World Premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s A Woman of the World”

October 30, 2019: Kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis Todd, Emily Dickenson’s posthumous editor, in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman insightful take on the spirited Mabel, an inspired conversationalist, who invited scandal. 

Set in Hog Island Main, when Mabel is now, a still lively 70, she regales us with tales from her storied life, spilling secrets and even revealing the true nature of her relationship with one of America’s most beloved poets.

Directed by Valentina Fratti and produced by The Acting Company in association with the Miranda Theatre Company.

The all female-identified design team includes Cate McCrea (scenic design); Candice Donnelly (costume design); Betsy Adams (lighting design); and Margaret Montagna (sound design). The Production Stage Manager is Nina Trotto.

A WOMAN OF THE WORLD began performances on Thursday, October 24th for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 17. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Please note the following added performances: Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single Tickets are $25 – $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org. The running time is 85 minutes, with no intermission.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Barbara Siegel, Kathleen Chalfant, Scott Seigel