Full Gallop

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Full Gallop is a one-woman play[1] written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson.[2] It tells the story of fashion icon Diana Vreeland and her return to New York City following a four-month escape to Paris after her public and scandalous firing from Vogue in 1971. It was first performed in 1993.[2]

Performance history[edit]

The play was first produced as a work in progress at the Bay Street Theatre Festival in Sag Harbor, New York in 1993 with Mary Louise Wilson as Diana Vreeland.[2] It had its world premiere in 1995 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, with Wilson again as Vreeland.[2] She continued with the role in two New York City engagements, in 1995 at Manhattan Theatre Club and in 1996 at the Westside Theatre[2] directed by Nicholas Martin. Elizabeth Ashley portrayed Diana Vreeland in a West Coast staging in 1998.

Cherie Gil played Vreeland at the Carolos P. Romulo Theater in 2014.[3] Mercedes Ruehl played the role of Vreeland in 2015 at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.[4]


  1. ^ "Fashion Queen Diana Vreeland Lives Again Off-B'way". Playbill. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mark Hampton; Mary Louise Wilson (1997). Full Gallop. New York: Dramatists Play Service. ISBN 9780822215301. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Cherie Gil, Our Meryl Streep". Manila Bulletin. 21 March 2014.
  4. ^ Hebert, James (October 2, 2015). "Review: Ruehl commands role in 'Full Gallop'". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved July 12, 2016.