Gates McFadden Files

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

Character: Gillian

Directed by: Pamela Berlin

Written by: Michael Brody (play)

Produced by: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fred H. Krones, M Square Entertainment, Inc., Mitchell Maxwell, Alan J. Schuster

Cast Members: Frances Conroy, Jean DeBaer, Richmond Hoxie, Noelle Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Rasche

Venue: Circle in the Square Downtown, New York

Production Dates: March 22 - April 29, 1984

David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present in the real world. Esther and Paul come for a visit to try to help Rachel. She has lost her mother and needs her father to snap back into the real world and help her.

About the character

Gillian, David’s former wife, Esther’s sister and Rachel’s mom, was 35 when she died in a sailing accident, two years prior to the events of the play.

Script developed by Never Enough Design