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Meet The Gentleman Caller’s Tennessee Williams Juan Francisco Villa

Meet The Gentleman Caller’s Tennessee Williams Juan Francisco Villa

Abingdon Theatre Company’s 25th Anniversary main stage season announces, The Gentleman Caller, a new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals). Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime’s “Billions”) will play William Inge and Juan Francisco Villa (Oedipus El Rey)will play Tennessee Williams in the New York premiere production. Directed by Tony Speciale (Unnatural Acts, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey), the limited engagement runs May 5 – 26 at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC) in Greenwich Village. The official opening night is May 10 at 7PM. The Gentleman Caller plays May 5 through May 26 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). Opening night is May 10 at 7PM. Performances are Mondays at 7PM, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 3PM. There is an additional 3PM matinee on Wednesday, May 9. Tickets are $65 and available atabingdontheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Premium seating is available. For more information about The Gentleman Caller, season subscriptions and group bookings visit abingdontheatre.org or call 212-868-2055.

 Juan Francisco Villa

Juan Francisco Villa

T2C talks with Juan Francisco Villa in this video. Juan Francisco Villa is an actor, playwright and teaching artist currently residing in New York City. He has worked nationally with both his acting and writing being performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Syracuse, and Chicago.

His credits include numerous theatres, from the Goodman to Rattlestick, television, and film. He has been nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Awards, 3 New York Theatre Innovation Awards, won ITBA Patrick Lee Award, and performed in the Jeff winning production of Luis Alfraro’s Mojada. Juan’s play, Empanada For A Dream, was named best show in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Juan grew up in New York City, part of the only Colombian family in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  Juan wanted to deepen his craft and trained under Maggie Flanigan at The Maggie Flanigan Meisner Studio.

The Gentleman Called plays May 5 through May 26 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). Opening night is May 10 at 7PM. Performances are Mondays at 7PM, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 3PM. There is an additional 3PM matinee on Wednesday, May 9. Tickets are $65 and available atabingdontheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Premium seating is available. For more information about The Gentleman Called, season subscriptions and group bookings visit abingdontheatre.org or call 212-868-2055.

Off Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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