Name: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Address: 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Production Details
First performance date: August 31, 2017
Opening date: September 19, 2017
Closing date: October 8, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
When Mama Darleena Andrews-- a 67-year-old, black, transgender woman -- takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago’s LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago’s Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' CHARM asks - how do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
MCC Theater Producer
William Cantler Artistic Director
Robert LuPone Artistic Director
Bernard Telsey Artistic Director
Philip Dawkins Playwright
Miss Gloria Allen Concept
Will Davis Director
Arnulfo Maldonado Set Designer
Oana Botez Costume Designer
Ben Stanton Lighting Designer
Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer

Actor Role
Michael David Baldwin Donnie
Jojo Brown Jonelle
Sandra Caldwell Mama
Marky Irene Diven Lady
Michael Lorz Logan
Hailie Sahar Ariela
Kelli Simpkins D
Marquise Vilson Beta
Lauren F. Walker Victoria