JANE

Jane Cast Photo

By N. Behrman

Directed by
June Holden

At the Gilbert Theater

February 27 & 28, 1958

“Jane” has to do with a dowdy, middle-aged wealthy widow from Liverpool who startles her smart London relations by marrying an impecunious architect 20 years her junior.  The ambitious, calculating young artist transforms her into an attractive woman, a la Shaw’s “Pygmalion”.  She becomes a reigning celebrity because of her disarming honesty and very lack of brilliance.  But the social pace soon palls, and Jane yearns for the comforts of placid domesticity.  She releases the architect so that he may realize his ambitions, and reforms a brash, restless, amorous newspaper tycoon into the pattern she really wants for a husband.  Having had an exciting fling, tranquility seems most desirable to her.

Courtesy of Samuel French, Inc.

CAST  
ANN TOWER CAROL HENDRIX
PETER CREWE HATLEY POWELL
WILSON DON POLLARD
WILLIAM TOWER HAYWOOD VAUGHAN
MILLICENT TOWER ANN NELSON
MRS JANE FOWLER LIL WILLIAMS
MAID DOROTHY GATES
LORD ALLEN FLORBISHER MCMILLAN LAMBERT
GILBERT DABNEY BILL RUNGE