|Mary Louise Wilson's one-woman show, Full
|Gallop, was performed at the Bay Street
|Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Club, at the
©Westside Arts Theater off-Broadway, and in
London. On Broadway, she has appeared in Showboat (Harold Prince, director), Prelude to a Kiss (Norman Rene, director), Neil Simon's Fools (Mike Nichols, director), Alice in Wonderland (Eva LaGallienne, director), The Philadelphia Story (Ellis Rabb, director), Gypsy (Arthur Laurents, director), and The Royal Family. Off-Broadway, she appeared in Baby with the Bathwater (Playwrights Horizons, Jerry Zaks, director), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Playwrights Horizons, Jerry Zaks, director), and Buried Child (Theatre de Lys, Robert Woodruff, director).
She has worked in film with directors such as Woody Allen (Zelig), Alan J. Pakula (Klute), Susan Seidelman (She-Devil), Peter Weir (Green Card), Chris Columbus (Stepmom), and Colin Higgins (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). Full Gallop won the Drama Desk Award and the Obie Award, and received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Her performance in Cabaret (1998 Broadway revival) garnered her a Tony Award nomination. She recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Women, and as Queen Elizabeth in the highly acclaimed New York Theatre Workshop production of The Beard of Avon.
Vincent Canby, in his New York Times review o/Full Gallop, wrote, "In addition to Vreeland's invigorating buccaneer personality, Full Gallop calls attention to the evolution o/ the one-character play as an unexpectedly rewarding, freewheeling source o/entertainment in the contemporary theater. . . . [T]he play effortlessly unfolds as a high-flying, idiosyncratic memoir, a history of a marriage, a family, and a gaudy career."
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