Miss Lulu Bett

By: 
Zona Gale
Directed By: 
Kathleen Brant+

Thursday thru Saturday,
March 18-20

Monday, March 22
Wednesday thru Saturday,
March 24-27

Wednesday thru Saturday,
March 31-April 3

All Shows 8pm

A Main Stage Production
In The Main Stage Theater
Ticket Prices: 

$18 - Students and Seniors $15

Closes: 
Sat, 04/03/2010

In Celebration of Women's History Month

Spinsterhood seems to be Lulu's destiny, until an enthusiastic visitor proposes! Miss Lulu Bett is the first play written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1921).

The WorkShop Theater Company first presented Miss Lulu Bett in late February of 2008 as part of Voices, Pertinent and Timeless a reading series, conceived by company artist Lori Faiella, featuring the first three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by women. In January of 2009, the WorkShop Theater Company produced a staged reading of the play, directed by Debra Whitfield. Miss Lulu Bett's depiction of a woman discovering her independence was ground-breaking in 1921. Its world premiere took place on a temporary stage constructed at Sing Sing prison, after which it played on Broadway at the Belmont Theatre, produced by Brock Pemberton. In 1921, Zona Gale was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming the first female writer to win the coveted prize. Miss Lulu Bett was then made into a silent film directed by William C. de Mille. Miss Gale also took an active part in the creation of the Wisconsin Equal Rights Law prohibiting discrimination against women.

Cast: 

Mary Ruth Baggott
Dan Patrick Brady*
Kate Castañeda-La Mar
Anne Fizzard*
Michael Gnat*
Maya Jasinska
David M. Mead*
Gerrianne Raphael*
Laurie Schroeder*
Ben Sumrall*

Scenic Design:
Craig Napoliello

Costume Design:
Anna Gerdes

Lighting Design:
Diana Duecker

Sound Design:
Jeffrey Swan Jones

Production Stage Manager:
Patrick Clayton

Coordinating Producer:
Richard Kent Green

Press Representative:
Scotti Rhodes

ASM/Asst. Dir: Bob Stewart

Technical Director:
David M. Mead

Props Master:
Mick Bleyer

*Appearing courtesy of AEA, an Equity Approved Showcase
+Member SDC


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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.


WorkShop Theater Company
312 West 36th Street,
Fourth Floor East
New York, NY 10018
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

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Laurie Schroder as Miss Lulu Bett, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of the same name, by Zona Gale, directed by Kathleen Brant, at the WorkShop Theater Company, in March-April of 2010.

...it touches the heart and stirs your sympathy...don't miss this current production...

"...amazing spirit...engrossing...a shattering climax...you won't want to miss this rare revival of a landmark work...an unvarnished portrait of an American family..."

Journalist: 
Deirdre Donovan
About Show: 
Miss Lulu Bett

...surprising, radical and humanist...authentic...powerful... there is much here to be admired and enjoyed.

"I encourage you to take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with this little-known gem that says so much that is still resonant about gender, class, power, and economics, from a point-of-view

Journalist: 
Susan Jonas
About Show: 
Miss Lulu Bett

offoffonline PICK OF THE WEEK!

"...a sparkling comedy... Brant has crafted an excellent, intelligent Production... blessed with a number of excellent performances... humor and honesty...

Journalist: 
Shari Perkins
About Show: 
Miss Lulu Bett

Talk Back With Pamela Cobrin

Join us Thursday, April 1, after the performance of Miss Lulu Bett, for a discussion with post-show guest speaker, Pamela Cobrin, who teaches writing and dramatic literature courses in the departme

About Show: 
Miss Lulu Bett
Production Photos: 

Scene from Miss Lulu Bett

Scene from Miss Lulu Bett
Photo By: 
Gerry Goodstein
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Gerrianne Raphael & David M. Mead

Gerrianne Raphael & David M. Mead

Gerrianne Raphael & David M. Mead in Miss Lulu Bett

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Gerry Goodstein
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Kate Castañeda-La Mar, Laurie Schroeder and Anne Fizzard

Kate Castañeda-La Mar, Laurie Schroeder and Anne Fizzard

Kate Castañeda-La Mar, Laurie Schroeder and Anne Fizzard in MISS LULU BETT

Photo By: 
Gerry Goodstein
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Laurie Schroeder and Dan Patrick Brady

Laurie Schroeder and Dan Patrick Brady

Laurie Schroeder and Dan Patrick Brady in MISS LULU BETT

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Gerry Goodstein
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Laurie Schroeder and David M. Mead

Laurie Schroeder and David M. Mead

Laurie Schroeder and David M. Mead in MISS LULU BETT

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Gerry Goodstein
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Laurie Schroeder, Kate Castañeda-La Mar and Dan Patrick Brady

Laurie Schroeder, Kate Castañeda-La Mar and Dan Patrick Brady

Laurie Schroeder, Kate Castañeda-La Mar and Dan Patrick Brady in MISS LULU BETT

Photo By: 
Gerry Goodstein
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