By N. Behrman
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.
|ANN TOWER||CAROL HENDRIX|
|PETER CREWE||HATLEY POWELL|
|WILLIAM TOWER||HAYWOOD VAUGHAN|
|MILLICENT TOWER||ANN NELSON|
|MRS JANE FOWLER||LIL WILLIAMS|
|LORD ALLEN FLORBISHER||MCMILLAN LAMBERT|
|GILBERT DABNEY||BILL RUNGE|