“Let Me Hear You Whisper” and “The Strangest Kind of Romance”
The Group Rep presents two unusual one-acts, Paul Zindel’s “Let Me Hear You Whisper” directed by Katelyn Ann Clark, and Tennessee Williams’ “The Strangest Kind of Romance” directed by JC Gafford, and produced by Clark and Gafford.
“Let Me Hear You Whisper” concerns a cleaning lady working in a mysterious laboratory where experiments are being conducted on mammals. Strangely drawn to a dolphin, she is shocked when she learns that this gentle creature’s fate is in danger because it won’t speak. Yet, it speaks to her. This engaging piece was written by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright decades before a major motion picture with similar themes was released.
In “The Strangest Kind of Romance,” the proprietress of a boarding house is giving a tour to a potential tenant who hopes to get a job in the nearby factory. All the men who have lived there have signed their names on the wall – and one of them left his cat behind. This highly unusual piece is peopled with fascinating, strongly-opinionated characters and someone falls in love with ... the cat.
Talkbacks after matinee: April 7 and April 21.
Upstairs at the Group Rep. Second Floor of the Lonny Chapman Theatre – not handicapped accessible.
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