LOVE & WHISPERS
LOVE & WHISPERS was funded by Indie Chi to help subsidize non-profit charity for the youth, the Live Arts Group.
Written by William Hanley
Directed by Anthony Caldarella
Produced by Rosemary Boyce
Presenting Two One Act Plays:
MRS. DALLY HAS A LOVER
January 1962 / A Tenament in New York City
WHISPER INTO MY GOOD EAR
Mid- December 1961 / Dusk / Central Park, New York City
West Coast Premiere at The Cast Theatre
"Anthony Caldarella's sure-handed direction breathes vitality into these two short pieces by William Hanley."
-LA WEEKLY (Sandra Ross)
WHISPER IN MY GOOD EAR
According to Howard Taubman, the play "is a study of two old pensioners who find surcease from their fleabag of a hotel and their loneliness in meeting near the edge of a park lake. This time they have met to carry out an agreement to commit suicide together.... Nothing happens between them, but the two talk—amiably, impatiently, bitterly—and reveal themselves and the sources of their despair."
MRS. DALLY HAS A LOVER. New York Newsday says: "It has something of the quality of a Dorothy Parker sketch with its keen observations and deft portrait of a woman in love, knowing that this love cannot last. Mrs. Dally is well into her thirties, married to a man she despises and carrying on an affair with the teenaged son of a family living in the same tenement building.... The boy is affectionate but inarticulate; the woman has larger dimensions in her efforts to sow romance and harvest beauty in barren soil.... there was no false note in the touching one-acter."