The Wick and the Tallow By Henry Gilfond
Irene Dailey and the Actors Company
This spoken word recording is a performance of The Wick and the Tallow, a play written by Henry Gilfond. A writer, poet, and playwright, Gilfond notes that his initial impetus for the play came from a footnote in author Robert Graves’
The Greek Myths
regarding Oedipus’ effort to end the Theban matriarchy. Written in verse, The Wick and the Tallow
is a story of a family grappling with the return home of their mother from a mental health facility and the tragedy that ensues. The liner notes contain the complete transcript of the play and thumbnail sketches of the playwright, director, and cast.