Gloria Steinem will join the cast of Gloria: A Life, now in performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square, on October 20. Steinem will lead the Act 2 talking circle at the 2 PM matinee.
Emily Mann’s Gloria: A Life began performances October 2. Directed by Diane Paulus, the play stars Christine Lahti as the inimitable Steinem, and is divided into two parts: a retelling of her life and career followed by a talking circle in the style of her teachings.
Gloria: A Life features an all-female creative and producing team, the latter led by Tony winner Daryl Roth.
Lahti is joined onstage by DeLanna Studi (And So We Walked, August: Osage County) as Wilma Mankiller and others, Patrena Murray (Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man) as Florynce Kennedy and others, Joanna Glushak (War Paint, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as Bella Abzug and others, with additional roles played by Liz Wisan (Other Desert Cities, These Paper Bullets!), Francesca McKenzie (As You Like It, Othello, Our Lady of 121st Street), Fedna Jacquet (Ain’t No Mo, The Tempest/Henry V), and Brittany K. Allen (True Right, Minor Character).
Tickets are on sale at GloriathePlay.com.